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Early Learning Partner - Rice Street Library

Company: Reading & Math, Inc.
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary

Thousands of kids need extra help developing early literacy skills, math skills and confidence. Take action as an Early Learning Partner and help kids emerge stronger and ready for school.

As an Early Learning Partner, you'll help children in community-based learning settings, such as libraries, build skills and get ready for Kindergarten. With great training and coaching, we'll prepare you to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers to develop early literacy skills, math skills and confidence.

Early Learning Partners will support multiple community locations and will visit one site per day. The schedule will be determined in partnership with the sites and may include evening and Saturday hours.

We currently need Early Learning Partners for the 2022-23 program year, with positions beginning in October. This is an AmeriCorps member position with Early Learning Corps. You'll be joining a small team of tutors who are on a mission to help our youngest learners get ready for school!

What to Expect

  • Use proven strategies to help students build their skills and confidence.
  • Collaborate with coaches to monitor child progress and see what's working.
  • Conduct skill assessments and enter student scores into data management software.
  • Commit to continuous improvement through coaching, training and professional development.
  • Represent Early Learning Corps at site-sponsored activities and share your experience with the wider community to help build awareness.
    Perks Package

    Give your time as an Early Learning Partner 18 hours per week and you'll receive a perks package that includes:
    • A stipend of $450 paid every 2 weeks
    • $7,650 total for 450 hours of service starting in October 2022
    • Up to $1,718 for tuition or student loans*
    • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
      *The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child, or stepchild.

      What it Takes

      Early Learning Corps takes ordinary people and trains them to be great tutors. Anyone can become a tutor as long as they have a passion to take action for kids - and meet the following minimum qualifications. By the time they begin their service, our tutors are:
      • Dependable and have a history of good attendance
      • Able to understand and follow instructions
      • Capable of setting a pace and maintaining a schedule with students
      • Competent with basic computer skills (like email and navigating online)
      • Able to travel with reliable transportation to multiple licensed family child care locations daily
      • Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing English fluently
      • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
      • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
      • Able to successfully complete a background check
        *Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

        Want to Learn More?

        Click here to view the position description.

        Have Questions?

        We'd love to hear from you! Contact us at 866-859-2825 or join@ampact.us.
        About our Organization

        Early Learning Corps is powered by AmeriCorps members who serve as tutors. Started in 2003, Early Learning Corps has helped more than 100,000 children build early literacy and numeracy skills and get ready for Kindergarten. Rigorous third-party evaluation has shown Early Learning Corps students consistently outperform their peers on key emergent literacy outcomes. The program began as an initiative of Reading Corps and is replicated nationally in 7 states, the District of Columbia, and is still growing!

        Early Learning Corps is an Ampact educational program that is administered through a formal partnership with ServeMinnesota and fueled by research from the National Science + Service Collaborative. As a national organization, Ampact demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities. These programs include Reading Corps, Math Corps, Early Learning Corps, Recovery Corps, Climate Impact Corps, and Heading Home Corps.

        Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

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Keywords: Reading & Math, Inc., St. Paul , Early Learning Partner - Rice Street Library, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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