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Early Learning Essentials

About Early Learning Essentials
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What is Early Learning Essentials?

Early Learning Essentials volunteers promote school readiness by assisting pre-school aged children of low-income families to enhance their social and cognitive development. Volunteers typically assist in the classroom by reading to the children and playing games with them or they can make a video of themselves and/or others reading children's books for the pre-schoolers.

How do I get involved?

Program leaders will give the volunteers the guidelines. For more information or to start volunteering, please send an email to

Volunteer Commitment:

Volunteers are encouraged to come weekly.


Please complete this mandatory 20 minute 

child protection training before you begin working with the children.

Foreign Language Volunteer Training: If you are a foreign language volunteer, there will be an additional training required to be instructed on dual-language teaching styles and techniques that will be implemented in the classroom. This training will be scheduled when you’ve been in contact with one of our Early Learning Essentials Program Directors.


Available by email at

Jacob Hunter, Executive Director

(330) 687-5234
Office Hour: Mondays 2:00-3:00 PM

Joshua Evans

(850) 491-8665