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Early Childhood Education Program

Student internship lesson activity

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 every Tuesday from 9-11 am, and 1-3 pm.

Every semester, CalTeach looks for six dedicated interns to create and teach science and math-based lessons for the Caring Kids playgroup. This is an unpaid 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.

Requirements include:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Available to commit to weekly meetings with their intern teams
  • Available to commit to at least one of the playgroup sessions: 9am-11am or 12pm-3pm
  • A brief statement of interest explaining your interest in the program

Applications are now closed.