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Infant and Toddler Early Learning Partner

  • Temporary
  • Minnesota
  • $11,000 - 17,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $11,000 - 17,000

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Position Summary

Every moment of connection with a child in their first 1,000 days of life has an impact on their developing brain. Be a part of an innovative program that supports infants, toddlers, and their most important caregivers. Take action as an Early Learning Partner and be part of a community of support for children during the child’s first years of life.

As an Infant and Toddler Early Learning Partner, you’ll spend your days playing, singing, counting, reading, writing, and being in caring relationship with babies and toddlers. You will serve at an Early Head Start or childcare site.

Your caring interactions will support the ongoing development of their early literacy, numeracy, and social emotional skills. Working closely with a team of educators and caregivers, you’ll enhance daily activities and help our littlest learners build skills and experiences needed to nurture their developing brains. You will also connect with and support caregivers of young children, including parents, guardians, families, and early childhood educators.

With great training and on-site coaching, we’ll prepare you to help build positive relationships with young children. Young children thrive on secure and caring relationships, so our Early Learning Partners serve at sites from the fall to spring. We are currently recruiting people for the year 2023-24 with the option of beginning in October or January.

This is an AmeriCorps member position with Early Learning Corps, and you’ll be joining a team of 300 tutors nationwide. Together, we’re on a mission to help our youngest learners get ready for school!

What to Expect

  • Spend your days playing, singing, reading, writing, counting, and building relationships with babies and toddlers.
  • Foster asset-based, supportive, and caring relationships with caregivers of babies and toddlers.
  • Respond to feedback and commit to continuous improvement through coaching, training and professional development.
  • Represent Early Learning Corps at site-sponsored activities and share your experience with the wider community to help build awareness.


Perks Package

Serve as a tutor and receive a scalable perks package based on your time commitment of 35, 25, or 18 hours per week.

35 hours/week perks:

  • A stipend of $1,000 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $3,447 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
  • Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
  • Child care assistance — Based on family size and income

25 hours/week perks:

  • A stipend of $750 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $2,626 for tuition or student loans
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment

18 hours/week perks:

  • A stipend of $535 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $1,824 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment

*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child, or stepchild.

What it Takes

Anyone can become an Infant and Toddler Early Learning Parter as long as they have a passion to take action and support children  – and meet the following minimum qualifications.

By the time they begin their service, our tutors are:

  • Dependable and have a history of good attendance
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Open to making improvements based on feedback
  • Are energized by young learners and want to help them discover new things.
  • Eager to work collaboratively with the classroom teaching team.
  • Competent with basic computer skills (like email and navigating online)
  • Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing
  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
  • Able to successfully complete a background check

*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

Have Questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 866-859-2825 or

About our Organization

Early Learning Corps is powered by AmeriCorps members who serve as tutors. Started in 2003, Early Learning Corps has helped more than 100,000 children build early literacy and numeracy skills and get ready for Kindergarten. Rigorous third-party evaluation has shown Early Learning Corps students consistently outperform their peers on key emergent literacy outcomes. Building on the success in Minnesota, Early Learning Corps is replicated nationally in 9 states, the District of Columbia, and is still growing!

Early Learning Corps is an Ampact educational program that is administered through a formal partnership with ServeMinnesota and fueled by research from the National Science + Service Collaborative. As a national organization, Ampact demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities. These programs include Reading Corps, Math Corps, Early Learning Corps, Climate Impact Corps, Heading Home Corps, Language Corps, Public Health Corps, Recovery Corps and Resettlement Corps.

Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

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