Quality education in early childhood is essential to a student's future success in the classroom and a factor that can help break the cycle of poverty. Volunteers help implement a intentional activities that lay the foundation for children to learn to read, count, and gain the emotional intelligence to succeed in school. Volunteers are an essential support to underfunded and overworked education centers that have requested your help.
As a Child Health Intern, you'll engage in daycares and primary schools to review and assess the impact of our Early Childhood Education program on students and classrooms, tracking the progress of each student toward our early childhood education goals. Make a direct impact in the classroom through instruction, and work with CCS volunteers to provide support to the cultural nuances of education curriculum in Costa Rica.
Join us any time of year in Costa Rica.
CCS partner schools and day cares often lack basic physical infrastructure that support child enrichment and learning. With your group of 4 or more, you can improve learning spaces for students by creating libraries, painting educational murals, building computer labs, or improving recreational facilities. Your group can tangibly and meaningfully improve a schools environment while helping educational outcomes in the process.
The CCS Early Childhood Education Curriculum is a thoughtfully-designed year-long curriculum focused on preschool, kindergarten, and primary school students. The curriculum is designed to meet core objectives in early childhood education, including literacy, numeracy, social and emotional development, and fine and gross motor skills. CCS volunteers implement this curriculum, while tracking the progress of individual students in meeting their development goals.