Presentation on theme: "FYI June 18-June 22, 2011. Jumpstart at Wheelock College What is JUMPSTART? Jumpstart is an early childhood education organization that matches college."— Presentation transcript:
Jumpstart at Wheelock College What is JUMPSTART? Jumpstart is an early childhood education organization that matches college students with preschoolers for an academic year
Jumpstart at Wheelock College Requirements for Jumpstart: 12 hours per week: 8 hours with children and 4 hours planning, preparing and reflecting Work on a team of 7-10 peers. Take a 2 credit service- learning seminar course every Wednesday evening Commit to 300 hours of service for the entire academic year
Jumpstart at Wheelock College Benefits for Jumpstart Corps Members: Gain exceptional experience and training in working with young children Receive a $1,132 education award once you complete 300 hours of service Fulfills the mandatory field experience that goes along with the first year HGD course May count as your Work Study job if you have been granted work study Build great friendships with a group of peers
Jumpstart at Wheelock College Am I excited about developing meaningful year-long relationships with preschool-aged children? Am I excited about working closely with a diverse team of college students? Do I need to work? If this does not count as Work Study, will I need to get another job? How do I feel about the large time commitment? Do I have time in my schedule for Jumpstart? Am I interested in service-learning? Could Jumpstart be for me? The Jumpstart program is a large time commitment that seeks passionate and motivated individuals. A few things to ask yourself as you think about Jumpstart:
Jumpstart versus Field Placement Jumpstart Placement -Students attend placement several days of the week for a total of 12 hours per week and 150 hours per semester -Students will serve at the same preschool for both semesters -Students may be able to use their Jumpstart placement as a work-study job AND as a field placement Field Placement -Student attend placement ten times for 3 hours each week for a total of 30 hours per semester -Students will serve at two different placements: Fall: children 0 to 5 years old Spring: Ages 8-adult -Students may not use their placement as a work-study job
Jumpstart at Wheelock College A few final notes… -Students will complete CORI forms -Transportation costs are not included -Students will make a choice tomorrow about Field Placement or Jumpstart -If they are unsure, they can sign up for both -All students will have a 45 minute in-person or phone interview!