AmeriCorps VISTA Family Services Development Associate
Accepting applications: 5/4/2018 - 7/4/2018
Program start/end dates: 8/30/2018 - 8/29/2019
Work schedule: Full time
Child Care Action Council’s mission is to promote & nurture early learning communities where families & children thrive through services that benefit young children. We help enhance the ability of all families in the Puget Sound region to equitably access quality child care & early learning opportunities. Our VISTA will work with families to provide equitable access to early learning resources so families can prepare young children for school & life success & support capacity building for CCAC programs:
•Margie's Crisis Nursery prevents child abuse & neglect by providing childcare vouchers to families experiencing a crisis, allowing families to take care of themselves.
•Kaleidoscope Play & Learn playgroups help children ages 0-5 & their parent(s) or other family caregivers have more equitable access to resources, learn about early learning in a fun supportive group, & encourage leadership, helping the participants emerge from poverty. We serve parents that have been identified as having potential for high risk pregnancy including teen parents, families where low income or mental health issues are present, & Spanish speaking families
•Raising A Reader fosters healthy brain development, parent-child bonding, & early literacy skills critical for school & life success. RAR engages children, parents, & teachers in early literacy strategies that help young children prepare for kindergarten. The relationship that comes from the family’s “book-cuddling” time creates a positive feeling in children related to reading.
•BlockFest, a research-based exhibit, raises awareness of early math & science learning by offering hands-on block play experiences to families with young children. BlockFest supports parents & children to form an emotional bond during the learning experience & has been shown to increase parent knowledge of early development in math/science education while also providing opportunities to increase social skills & literacy opportunities for young children.
Please see our Community Job Board for multiple child care and ECE job opportunities within our area.
Thanks for your interest!