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SMALL STEPS NURTURING CENTER

What Is It?: A non-profit organization that operates two preschools for economically at-risk children, providing a high-quality education, social and emotional support, a nurturing Christian environment, transportation, and nutritious meals.

 

Help Needed: Summer camp volunteers to help teachers in class, at meals, and on the playground; donations of needed items are also always welcome.

 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: Volunteers must be entering 7th to 12th grade.

Help Needed

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SUMMER VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers serve in the classroom to help host teacher-designed learning centers.  Children in the designated classroom rotate through the centers (art, science, math (manipulatives), writing, dramatic play) to perform the educational activity.  Volunteers also assist teachers at mealtime and with playground activities.

 

 

 

COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS

Small Steps welcomes donations of needed items, including:

Classroom Supplies: Band-Aids, Binders (1″ for student portfolios), Bubbles, Children’s books (new or gently used), Craft (popsicle) sticks, Crayola washable markers, Dry erase markers, Erasers (white gum), Fun stickers, Glue sticks, Manila folders, Paint brushes, Play dough, Pocket solar calculators, Shaving cream (non-methol), Sidewalk chalk, Watercolor paint sets (washable), Ziploc baggies

Hygiene / Cleaning Supplies: Allergy-free exam gloves, Clorox wipes, Hand sanitizer, Head lice treatment kits, Kleenex, Paper towels

Clothing: Boys and girls underwear 2T–10, New or gently used children’s clothing (2T–10), New baby clothes

Office Supplies: Batteries, Copier and printer paper, Notepads, Post-it notes, Pencils, Pens. Scotch tape refills,  Sharpie markers

More details and ideas are on the Small Steps website.

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