Location: 1600 West Oklahoma Avenue
Transportation: By Car: Take 43 South to 94 East. Take exit 314A Holt Ave. Keep right at the fork to continue toward W. Holt Ave. Turn Right onto W. Holt Ave, turn right onto South 6th Street and left onto West Oklahoma Ave.
By Bus: Take the #80 bus towards the airport. Get off at South 6th Street and Oklahoma, transfer to the #51 bus towards 124th street. Get off at Oklahoma and South 16th Street, walk to site.
Days/Hours of Service: Pick a two hour time block during the following hours and confirm it with Sr. Brenden before starting service.
Early Child Development: Monday through Friday 8:00am-12:00pm or 2:30-5:00pm
Regular Elementary School: 8:30-3:15pm.
Description of Agency: The Child Development Center of St. Joseph is an early education non-profit school for children on the south side of Milwaukee. We provide family-focused early childhood education within a Christian-oriented environment for children from infancy through kindergarten. Sponsors, administrators, teachers and staff are dedicated to providing quality programming that develops the whole child while ministering to families.
Role that Service Learners Will Play: Students will assist teachers with either the younger children (ages infant to 12 years old), or the school aged children. Which ever group, students will assist teachers in the classroom and help the children on their projects. With the regular school aged children, Service Learners have the opportunity to listen to children read aloud (just double check the hours with Sr. Brenden).
Commitment: Service Learners must get a TB test and fill out the application form and a background check before starting service, (and before orientation). Students will then bring the completed forms to the Service Learning Office (707 Building across from Carpenter) to be faxed to St. Joseph's.