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Early Childhood Program Assistant

Early Childhood Program Assistants embody the “Let’s Science” attitude of the Maryland Science Center and assist in preparing materials for young children. Ready, Set, Go! is a program that travels from the Maryland Science Center to Head Start classrooms around Baltimore City presenting science activities to preschool children.


  • Inventory materials, and re-stock as needed
  • Prepare bins of materials for instructors to take to classrooms
  • Unpack instructor bins, clean, and put materials away
  • Prepare take-home activities and materials for young students and their families

Required Skills:

  • Organized, attentive, and detail oriented
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Basic computer skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift at least 10 pounds with some bending and kneeling

Training:  Training will be provided by the Ready, Set, Go! Coordinator.

Schedule:   An Early Childhood Program Assistant volunteer must commit to at least one 4-hour shift a week, although more time is always available.  Shifts can be scheduled during business hours (9 AM-5 PM) Sunday through Saturday, as fits the volunteer’s schedule.