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MCOE Internship

CalTeach Early Childhood Education Internship Program

Sponsored and hosted by the Merced County of Education (MCOE) the Caring Kids Playgroup is an informal playgroup for children of Merced County. The playgroup meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am-12 pm.

Every semester, CalTeach looks for dedicated interns to create and teach science and math-based lessons for the Caring Kids playgroup. This is a paid, REMOTE internship opportunity. However, it is a highly valuable experience for undergraduate students interested in teaching in early childhood (Pre-K through 5) after UC Merced.

Spring 2021 Interns

Alyssa Cabrera 

My name is Alyssa Cabrera and I am a fourth-year student, majoring in both Global Arts Studies & Psychology at UC Merced. I am especially interested in education because I take pride in guiding the youth to pursue their goals/aspirations. I quote that I like to live by, is: “Empower yourself by empowering others.” - Martin Dai Nguyen 




Danielle Gaspar

My name is Danielle Gaspar (she/hers) and I am a third-year Economics and Natural Science Education Minor at UC Merced. I have found a passion to pursue a career in education because I want to be the representation my classrooms lacked growing up. I am driven to growing and developing my skills in this field of work because I remind myself daily of Yuri Kochiyamas words, "Consciousness is power. Consciousness is education and knowledge. Consciousness is becoming aware. It is the perfect vehicle for students"