Early Childhood Education fosters healthy parent-child relationships, enthusiasm for learning, and social and emotional development of the children.

The Adelante Mujeres Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program includes bilingual infant classrooms and preschools that teach early literacy skills and build kindergarten readiness among the preschool-aged children of the women participating in our Adult Education Program.

The State of Oregon's Early Learning Division's Office of Childcare requires that all volunteers with our ECE Program must complete a Central Background Registry Application.  There is a fee of $3 to complete the application online, and it may take up to 4-6 weeks to receive results. If you are interested in volunteering with ECE, and want to get started, please complete the application here.

Early Childhood Education Volunteer Opportunities 

Infant/Toddler Classroom Assistant
Description: Work in our infant classroom to provide a safe and caring environment for infants 6 weeks to 3 years old. Assist the classroom teacher in answering children’s needs, help facilitate classroom instruction and activities, and provide a warm, caring, and safe environment for infants. Must be willing to change diapers, help with feeding, get on the floor to connect with children, move quickly when necessary. Must be willing to get messy. Must be able to move quickly and hold or lift children. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.    
Required Skills:  It is very important to feel comfortable interacting with very young children and following the lead of our classroom teachers. Spanish skills are very helpful, but not required. Flexible, reliable, patient.
Location: José Pedro Preschool, 1389 S Dogwood St, Cornelius, OR 97113
Schedule: Classroom time is 7:30 – 5:00PM. Schedule to be determined with volunteer’s availability. 


Preschool Classroom Assistant
Description: Work in our preschool classroom to provide a learning experience for young children.  Help to create and lead small group activities that facilitate learning, language development, and good behaviors. Very important to feel comfortable speaking and listening to children and following the lead of the teachers. Must be willing and able to crouch, sit on the floor or in child size chairs, move quickly when necessary and hold or lift children.  Must be willing to get messy.  Please wear comfortable clothes shoes.
Required Skills: It is very important to feel comfortable interacting with children and following the lead of our classroom teachers. Spanish skills are very helpful, but not required. Flexible, creative, reliable, patient.  
Location:  Various school locations in Hillsboro and Cornelius. 
Schedule:  Classroom time varies between the hours of 8:20AM – 2:30PM.  Schedule to be determined with volunteer’s availability.


Reading Pal
Description: Read with preschool students and help them to develop reading skills through early literacy activities. Though Spanish is not required, an interest in learning Spanish is helpful. Experience working with preschool students is also helpful but not required for this position.
Required Skills:  Interest and comfort in working with 3-5 years old children; self-motivated; reliable.
Location: Various locations in Hillsboro and Cornelius. 
Schedule:  Classroom time varies between the hours of 8:20AM – 2:30PM. Schedule to be determined with volunteer’s availability. 


Materials Preparation / Classroom Assistant
Description: Creates and maintains supplemental educational materials to complement curricula. Helps every week by preparing Raising a Reader bags with books and activities for families to take home. Volunteer may work from home with resources and direction provided by the Classroom Teachers and experienced volunteers.  Volunteer schedule is flexible. Volunteer can also work in the classroom preparing materials and assisting classroom teachers when needed. 
Schedule:  Classroom hours are 9AM – 2:00PM. Schedule to be determined with volunteer’s availability.
Location: Volunteer’s can work remotely. Preschool classrooms are at various locations in Hillsboro, and classroom time varies between the hours of 8:20AM - 2:30PM.