PreK reading corps at a GLANCE / FOR MEMBERS
Michigan Education Corps’ goal is to help every Michigan child become reading proficient by the end of third grade—a goal that we can only reach with your help. As a Michigan Education Corps PreK Reading Corps interventionist, you’ll work with preschool age children to provide proven research-based instruction and practice, and ultimately help struggling students become kindergarten ready.
Michigan Education Corps PreK Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program. MEC PreK Reading Corps members (interventionists) commit to serving 1,200 hours following the school calendar. This commitment breaks down to at least 32.5 hours a week, or seven-hour school days. MEC provides each member the training and support needed to successfully help preschoolers become kindergarten ready by the end of the year. In order to achieve this goal, PreK Reading Corps members assist preschool teachers in implementing a literacy and math rich learning environment and provide scripted evidence-based literacy interventions in small groups or one-on-one. These interventions focuses on rhyming, alliteration, letter sounds, letter names and picture naming (vocabulary).
As a PreK Reading Corps Interventionist, you have the opportunity to complete your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. In partnership with Camp Fire West Michigan 4C, Michigan Education Corps is offering this opportunity to each Reading Corps PreK Interventionist. For more information, please contact us.