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Learning Center Helpers
These volunteers come to the school once a week for an hour to work with the same class. The children are divided into 3 groups and rotate through learning centers that the teacher has set up. This helps enrich the children’s learning experience. The 4 year olds have learning centers from 10:00-11:00 and the 3’s have learning centers from 11:00-12:00. These volunteers work on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of every week during the school year.
Volunteer tutors will work with children who are having trouble recognizing letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. The volunteers will work with the same 2 or 3 children throughout the school year (October-April) so they will be forming a bond with those children. The teachers will provide the learning materials and let the volunteers know what skills the child needs help in mastering. The schedule for tutoring can be set by the volunteer, but must be Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 9:15 and 11:00. Consistency is the key, so the volunteer’s commitment to “be there” for the students EACH WEEK is pivotal to the child’s academic success.
Enrichment volunteers visit the school and work with the children as their schedule permits. These volunteers help out with special events like “Trunk or Treat,” the Thanksgiving feast, or our Pajama Party celebrating the letter “P.” They also will come read books to the children that go along with our curriculum. For example, when we are studying the letter “C” they will come read the book “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake” and then give the class a cupcake to decorate and eat. These volunteers work with the same class throughout the year so they can get to know the children in the class.
PreSchool Partners Reads
In April of every year, PreSchool Partners recruits volunteers to participate in PreSchool Partners Reads. Each class is assigned a volunteer reader and each student receives a book to take home to add to their home library. The children love the volunteer readers and are always so excited to have anew book of their very own!
For more information, or if you're interested in getting involved, please contact Whitney Barnett at [email protected] or call 951.5151.