The Opportunity Alliance is seeking candidates for a Family and Early Childhood Education Internship.
Name and location of program:
Family and Early Childhood Education
50 Monument Square, Portland ME 04101
Human Resources Generalist
(207) 523-5019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Instructor: Kevin Dean, BS Early Childhood Education, (207) 553-5881, email@example.com
Intern positions available: 15
Adequate space for student: Yes
Type of placement: Student classroom teaching
Summer placement available: Yes
Evening /weekend hours allowed: No
Staff meeting required: No
Car required: No
Mileage reimbursable: Yes when used for agency business.
Handicapped accessible: Yes
Agency requirements: Background checks, Immunizations, and a signed statement that licensing rules have been read and understood.
Program and Placement Description
Our Early Childhood Education programs strive to provide all children with a safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure learning environment, in order to help them gain the awareness, skills, and the confidence necessary to succeed in their present environment, and to deal with later responsibilities in school and in life. Each child is treated as an individual in an inclusive community that values, respects, and responds to diversity.
Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's growth in language & literacy, cognition & general knowledge, physical development & health, social & emotional development, and approaches to learning.
Head Start programs provide comprehensive services to enrolled children and their families, which include health, nutrition, social, and other services determined to be necessary by family needs assessments, in addition to education and cognitive development services. Head Start services are designed to be responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child's first and most important teacher.
Size of staff: 3 teachers per classroom
Characteristics desired in intern: Models appropriate and professional interactions, reflects a positive attitude, displays energy and enthusiasm, communicates and asks questions to teaching team, supports children’s play, demonstrates attentiveness and responsiveness to child’s stage of development, ability to work independently, and has a positive and professional attitude about and respect for work with all children and families.
Would a student who needs a highly structured learning environment do well in this placement? Yes
What intern will learn: