Be part of the solution

Michigan Education Corps (MEC) Early Learning Corps’ goal is for every Michigan preschooler to be Kindergarten ready, and we need your help to reach this goal.


About the program

By providing tutors, referred to as interventionists, for preschools across Michigan, AmeriCorps members helps young learners improve their abilities to talk, read, write, sing, and play in order to develop early literacy and math skills. Our preschool tutoring jobs allow you to grow valuable teaching and communication skills as you work alongside a teacher in a classroom each day to help children build their skills and confidence.

As an Early Learning Corps interventionist, you’ll serve one preschool classroom to help each child become Kindergarten ready. In order to achieve this goal, you'll assist preschool teachers in implementing a literacy and math rich learning environment. You'll also provide scripted evidence-based literacy interventions in small groups or one-on-one. These interventions focus on rhyming, alliteration, letter sounds, letter names and picture naming (vocabulary). To ensure your success, you'll receive ongoing training and coaching throughout the school year.

Early Learning Corps | 2022-2023

School Year Recap

Minutes With Students
Students With Demonstrated Gains

Earn your Child Development associate (CDA) Credential

As an Early Learning Corps Interventionist, you have the opportunity to complete your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and become a more qualified candidate in the early childhood education field. In partnership with Vibrant Futures, MEC offers this preschool tutoring job opportunity to Early Learning Corps Interventionists who begin their service term in August/September. Watch this video to hear more from an Early Learning Corps Alumni, Brittney Rose.

What You Will Receive For Your Service

Bi-Weekly Living Stipend

Full-Time and Part-Time positions offer a competitive living stipend which is determined by the amount of hours in a service term.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Earn an education award at the end of your service that can be used to pay for existing federal student loans or education expenses. If you are over the age of 55, you have the option of giving your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to a child or grandchild. Learn more.

Member Emergency Fund

Opportunity to apply to our “member emergency fund,” ensuring you have the support you need to overcome any financial challenges or unforeseen circumstances.

Federal Student Loan Forbearance

Student loan forbearance allows you to temporarily stop making payments over the duration of your AmeriCorps service.

Health Insurance and Childcare Cost Assistance

Full-Time members are given free health insurance and childcare cost assistance during the duration of their service.

Affinity Groups

Connect with like-minded individuals and build a supportive network through our affinity groups, where you can share experiences, resources, and best practices. Currently, we have a working BIPOC and LGBTQ+ affinity groups that meet monthly.

Credential and Degree Opportunities

Child Development Associate (CDA) | Opportunity to complete your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and become a more qualified candidate in the early childhood education field.

Davenport University Partnership | A Two-Way Partnership
Davenport University’s College of Urban Education leveraged the benefits of the MEC experience for the past three years. Current interventionists are provided with information about Davenport’s bachelor completion program, Bachelor of Science in Urban STEM education, and Certificate in Urban Education alternative route to teacher certification post-baccalaureate program.
The second pathway allows for career exploration through undergraduate service-learning elective courses in the College of Urban Education. Students enrolled in this class may serve as MEC interventionists and can earn 1-6 elective credits toward completing their Bachelor’s degree at Davenport.

Michigan Education Corps Early Learning Corps is an AmeriCorps program. Early Learning Corps interventionists (members) commit to serve up to 900 hours following the school calendar. Most Early Learning Corps Interventionists serve full-time, Monday-Thursday during the school day depending on the school schedule.