University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Early Childhood Assistants/Adult Classroom Assistants

15 hours

Community partner: Literacy Chippewa Valley
Supervisor: Deb Erwin
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Literacy Chippewa Valley, Family Literacy is a community-based literacy program that educates adults and their families. Program goals include helping adults acquire skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and assisting their children with early literacy exeriences to prepare them for school success! We need adult or childcare assistants to increase participants vocabulary and comprehension.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Our Mission is to provide flexible literacy programs to help adults and their families reach their education, employment, and life goals. Literacy changes everything!


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Work in the classroom with the children or work one-on-one with adults, helping with reading, writing and language skills. Many Family Literacy students, whose native language may include Hmong, Spanish or Chinese, are learning English for the first time. Other students are preparing to do GED tests, acquire a driver's license, develop computer skills or become a citizen. UWEC students will work under the supervision of an Adult Education teacher who provides all lessons and materials.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Student will be able to increase vocabulary of adult or child learner, by modeling, direct instruction or replication of teacher's instructions.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer We have immediate openings for adult and early childhood classroom assistants on all shifts-Monday through Thursday with any availability between the hours of 9 am to 12 noon


Additional information (not required).

Answer This is a paid position through work study which also earns service learning credit. Work study students can earn $11/hour.