Preschool Classroom Volunteer, International District

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Denise Louie Education Center

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Volunteers needed as classroom helpers!

Fifty percent of children in our state enter kindergarten unprepared. Low income and immigrant children who enter kindergarten fare even worse at 74% below expected language, communication, and literacy assessments. Denise Louie Education Center provides multicultural early learning and family support services to help get Seattle kids ready for kindergarten and success in school and life.

Volunteering at Denise Louie is a great way to give back to the community! The classroom volunteer will help support the teacher in the classroom and give the children a safe and fun environment to learn in. The position will allow you to gain experience working with children, learn teaching skills, and be a part of a diverse community.

Tasks may include (but are not limited to):

  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Administrative Work
  • Assisting Teachers
  • Reception
  • Cleaning
  • Escorting Children
  • Games/Playtime
  • Arts & Craft
  • Music
  • Mealtime help

We also have locations in Rainier Beach, International District, and Sand Point. If interested please contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@deniselouie.org.

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About Denise Louie Education Center

Location:

1930 6th Avenue South, Suite 401, Seattle, WA 98134, US

Mission Statement

In order to promote success in school and community, Denise Louie Education Center provides quality, multi-cultural early childhood education services to children and their families. We will respect and preserve each child's individuality, cultural heritage and home language. We will promote personal and social responsibility with integrity and love in a non-sexist, non-violent and non-racist environment.

Description

Denies Louie Education Center serves 181 children and families enrolled in Head Start, a federal program for children three to five years of age from low-income families. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. We use the Creative Curriculum, a play-based curriculum, the Anti-Bias Curriculum and the Second Step anti-violence curriculum that teaches children problem solving and social and emotional skills. Each day, children have family style, well-balanced meals and snacks. Children practice brushing their teeth after meals and participate in at least one nutrition activity per month. Outdoor play is an important aspect of our curriculum. Children develop coordination and motor skills while developing social skills and learning how to play cooperatively.

The program is individualized to the unique strengths, interests and needs of the child based on information gathered from child observations, parent/teacher conferences, home visits, and health and developmental screenings.

Each child has an individualized plan developed jointly with the parent that lists outcomes in socio-emotional development, literacy, language development, mathematics, physical health and development, science, creative arts and approaches to learning. Our classrooms have ratios of between 1:5 and 1:9 teacher to child ratio and teachers have several hours of planning time each week to develop lesson plans, individualized plans, and complete related training.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

801 S. Lane StreetSeattle, WA 98104

(47.59649,-122.32184)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 months of at least 2 hours each week

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