ROLE: Read Out Loud Early
What is ROLE? Seattle University’s READ OUT LOUD EARLY Program is a start-up preschool education program taking place in a classroom at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, providing services to families in the Seattle University Youth Initiative neighborhood who are eligible for Head Start, Step Ahead and ECEAP programs but are not receiving services.
ROLE aims to provide evidence based early literacy support to children, families and childcare providers. Groups of Seattle University students will be trained in early learning practices and will work to create a safe and engaging learning environment. Students will then implement a 20-week Peace Curriculum, which will facilitate children’s educational, social, and emotional learning. Students will focus on individualized services to ensure that children receive an effective education, emphasizing language and literacy acquisition. Professional development and adult education will be provided to parents and childcare providers to increase quality of instruction for children while not attending ROLE or preschool programming. The program will provide one-on-one support for children, strengthen adult-child relationships and cultivate life skills in a structured environment.
Applications are now being accepted through Fall 2013! We are looking for students to serve as both ROLE Models and ROLE Leaders (students who have either previously participated in the program or have substantial mentoring/tutoring experience). All students are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Alexa Wayman (ROLE Program Assistant), firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-220-8570