Music and Literacy Promotion Project at your School Classroom for up to 10 students!
Padma Sherni Inc. volunteers will visit your classroom and complete a learning enrichment program, complete individualized literacy/numeracy assessments for each child, and optionally work with parents to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaire
Many children (in Delaware, USA) exhibit lower literacy skills achievement compared to the rest of the United States. According to the U.S Census, approximately 35% of children in Wilmington Delaware live in poverty, and 50% of all third-grade students in the state cannot read at grade level. Padma Sherni Inc. uses music and play participation to support cognitive development and problem solving skills, to increase math and reading ability, as research shows a strong connection between the two. Many children do not have reading materials, toys, or music supports at home, and the project (through grants and donations) encourages music and literacy (both reading and numeracy) with the supply of learning materials and toys for preschoolers and their families.
Learning Experience for Student Staff from Padma Sherni Inc.
This project offers preschool staff and toddler learning support, parent support, a learning experience for college enrolled students who are interested in a career in either early childhood education/research & public policy
Volunteers (Student Staff) are trained undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at a local university in Delaware who have completed an online certification course offered by the American Red Cross, in babysitting and childcare which includes guidance in
- Basic Care for Infants and Children
- Basic First Aid
- Child Behavior
- Age-Appropriate Activities
- Emergency Protocols
Volunteers will have completed a background check by the start of the project at Troop 2 in Newark, DE
Volunteers will have completed CITI training for human subjects protection by the start of the project
The Music and Literacy Promotion Project:
Padma Sherni Inc. volunteers will complete the following activities for each child individually:
- 10 minutes Get Ready to Read Literacy Assessment, for emerging literacy assessment
- 10 minutes Prekinders Numeracy Assessment: for numbers, shapes, colors recognition
- 5 to 10 minutes, 1:1 reading opportunity
Padma Sherni Inc. volunteers will complete the following activities in a group of 10 to 15:
- Storytime, Song Circle, Indoor Basketball, Puzzle Play, Lego Duplo Play
*** Participating Preschoolers will receive, Books, Toys, and a Music CD ***