CORNERSTONE CENTER FOR EARLY LEARNING INC
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Do you love to plan parties? Show Cornerstone children how special they are during their birthday month by creating a "Birthday in a Box" for a classroom celebration! The "Birthday in a Box" is a handmade party package created to serve up approximately 20 preschool age children, made or paid for by the volunteer. It's up to the volunteer what they want to provide--the box might include printed off coloring sheets of a birthday cake, party hats from Dollar Tree, and cupcakes from Schnucks, for example. Starting in 2021, we'd like the "Birthday in a Box" program to repeat once a month, in order to celebrate all the children who have birthdays within the month.
This opportunity involves both virtual and in-person aspects. Volunteers will create their "Birthday in a Box" independently outside of the center, but they will be asked to drop it off at the center. Volunteers can work together on this project, but only one will be allowed inside during the drop-off process.
In light of COVID-19, we are asking all volunteers to wear masks and to social distance while participating in volunteer opportunities at Cornerstone. When volunteers arrive, we will take their temperature and request that they sign a COVID-19 agreement. For the protection of volunteers, staff, and children alike, volunteers are not permitted to have direct contact with children or staff. If necessary, only one volunteer will be allowed in the building at a time, and their indoor access will be limited to sections of the Cornerstone facility where there are no children present.
About CORNERSTONE CENTER FOR EARLY LEARNING INC
3901 RUSSELL BLVD, SAINT LOUIS, MO 63110, US
To provide quality, comprehensive, and affordable childcare and preschool education in a nurturing, creative environment for St. Louis-area families of all economic backgrounds.
Since 1969, our organization has prepared students for a lifetime of positive social interaction and learning. A longstanding and respected leader in the early education community, we hold several endorsements, accreditations, and awards for early childhood education and child care. Our teaching methods encourage reflection, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Through "hands on/minds on" experiences, they build the early foundations of autonomous behavior, taking responsibility for their learning, and accepting the natural consequences of their decisions. In 2019, 88% of Cornerstone students scored "on target" or better on nationally normed screenings that compare outcomes with peers nationwide.
Cornerstone Center serves children of all economic levels and racial backgrounds. In 2019, of 207 students enrolled, 46% lived on annual incomes of less than $20,000, and 49% were members of single-parent households. Approximately 50% of families served were of African-American origin, 31% were Caucasian; 13% were multi-racial, and another 6% came from Hispanic and/or other backgrounds. Cornerstone works to strengthen low-income, high-risk families not only through scholarships, but also through Family Support Initiatives, such as an exemplary meal program and regular provision of diapering supplies.