ECE Volunteer Team

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Join our Early Care & Education Volunteer Community

About

About the ECE Volunteer Team

Our Early Care and Education (ECE) staff and children greatly appreciate community participation and educational opportunities. Do you have a skill, hobby or activity you would like to share with one of our ECE centers? Are you passionate about something that the next generation of learners can benefit from?

We are actively seeking community members (parents, teachers, high school students, college students, etc.) to come into our centers and teach our kids something new!

Our Volunteer Team is happy to work with you through the entire process.  We welcome volunteers in all our centers.

Activity Examples:

  • Read a book to a class once a week
  • Garden
  • Play outdoors
  • Help organize/coordinate materials for the center
  • Play your instrument
  • Work 1 on 1 with a student or small group
  • Assist where help is needed

Share a craft or activity in your area of expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Science
  • Health/Hygiene
  • Tech
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Education

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Be a positive role model for a child
  • Build upon existing skills
  • Get to know the Early Learning Field
  • Have access to free Professional Development Opportunities through trainings and events
  • Join a community of other dedicated volunteers
  • Fulfill community service hours or project
  • Complete an Early Care and Education Internship
  • Have fun!

Requirements & Forms

Requirements to Become an ECE Volunteer Team Member

On behalf of Early Care & Education at ESD 112, we would like to thank you for your willingness to volunteer your time and services to our programs! We greatly appreciate your support as we seek to provide equitable and high-quality learning opportunities for children and families in our community.

Our Volunteer Team is happy to customize a volunteer experience for each person.  We will walk you through the volunteer process and help you complete the needed background checks and grant requirements for the specific program.

Volunteers must be 14 years or older.

As Washington State Licensed Child Care Providers, regular volunteers in our centers are obligated to meet state requirements on trainings and documentation. These policies help protect the staff, families, and children our programs serve. All identifiable documents and information are kept confidential and protected. The Volunteer Coordinator will help oversee the completion of these requirements throughout the brief certification process. We appreciate your compliance and understating immensely.

 Steps to becoming a regular-certified volunteer:

  1. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator by submitting this form

Program Contacts

Who to Contact

For more information on becoming a volunteer as well as upcoming events and trainings, please contact:

Brandi Byrd

Quality Assurance Specialist

Contact

Phone: (360) 952-3610

Email: brandi.byrd@esd112.org

Kayli Troelsen

Bilingual Quality Assurance Coordinator

Contact

Phone: (360) 952-3673

Email: kayli.troelsen@esd112.org

Miles McCray

Quality Assurance Specialist

Contact

Phone: (564) 653-9013

Email: miles.mccray@esd112.org

ECE State Resources

Early Care and Education in the News

Why do parents spend so much on child care, yet childhood educators earn so little?
(Child Care Aware of America, July 11, 2018)

Building a solid foundation
(Camas-Washougal Post-Record, April 11, 2019)

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More info here: https://www.esd112.org/ece/
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