Assistant, Early Childhood Program

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Maryland Science Center

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Early Childhood Program Assistants embody the "Let's Science" attitude of the Maryland Science Center and assist in preparing materials for young children. 'Ready Set Go' is a program that travels from the Maryland Science Center to Head Start classrooms around Baltimore City, presenting science activities to preschool children.


  • Inventory materials, and re-stock as needed
  • Prepare bins of materials for instructors to take to classrooms
  • Unpack instructor bins, clean, and put materials away
  • Prepare take-home activities and materials for young students and their families
Required Skills:
  • Organized, attentive, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Basic computer skills
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift at least 10 pounds, with some bending and kneeling
Training: Training will be provided by the Read Set Go Coordinator

Schedule: An Early Childhood Program Assistant volunteer must commit to at least one 4-hour shift a week, although more time is always available. Shifts can be scheduled during business hours (9AM-5 PM), Sunday through Saturday, as fits the volunteer's schedule.

Visit for more information and to get a volunteer application. All volunteers must submit an application, and volunteer appointments are by interview only. All applicants (over the age of 18) must complete a background check and orientation session, prior to volunteering.

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601 Light StreetBaltimore, MD 21230



  • Child Development
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 4-hour shift per week, for at least 6 months.

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