What Is It?
A non-profit organization that operates three preschools for economically at-risk children, providing a high-quality education, social and emotional support, a nurturing Christian environment, transportation, and nutritious meals.
Summer camp volunteers to help teachers in class, at meals, and on the playground; donations of needed items are also always welcome. Please contact Small Steps for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
Volunteers must be entering 7th to 12th grade.
Camp takes place on weekdays from 8:30 AM – 1 PM. Volunteers can serve one day, one week, or the entire summer session.
Volunteers must attend a 1.5 hour orientation. They should enjoy working and playing with small children 2 yrs – 6 yrs old. Volunteers should have patience, good listening skills, energy, and willingness to follow direction, and the ability to fill in where needed.
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 such as Band-Aids, Bubbles, Children’s books, Craft sticks, Crayola washable markers, Fun stickers, Paintbrushes, Play dough
Hygiene / Cleaning Supplies such as Allergy-free exam gloves, Clorox wipes, Hand sanitizer, Paper towels
Clothing such as Boys and girls underwear 2T–10, New or gently used children’s clothing (2T–10)
Office Supplies such as Batteries, Copier paper, Notepads, Post-it notes, Pencils, Pens
More details and ideas are on the Small Steps website.
Madeleine Haynes, Volunteer Services Manager
SMALL STEPS NURTURING CENTER
Houston, Texas 77026
Houston, Texas 77026
The school has 3 campuses:
Fifth Ward: 2902 Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77026
First Ward: 1709 Depelchin Street, Houston, 77007
Gulfton: 6856 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77074
Small Steps Nurturing Center Video (2015):
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Will L. (Troop 55) enhanced the playground area by adding a music wall, refreshing the sandbox, and making other improvements. (2016)
Eagle: Henry C. (Troop 55) built an L-shaped bench and 2 picnic tables. (2014)