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What is KidSight?
KidSight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free vision screenings for children. We provide these quick, non-invasive screenings in child care centers, Head Starts, elementary schools, public venues, etc. KidSight’s target population is children ages 6 months to 6 years.
Why are vision screenings important?
Healthy vision is essential for early development. 80% of early childhood learning occurs through vision. KidSight’s screenings detect vision problems early and the program helps parents get their children treatment before it’s too late to avoid the permanent vision loss that can result from some eye conditions. By ensuring kids have healthy vision, we can prevent what could be a lifetime of vision loss and help children be ready to learn in school.
How do screenings work?
Using a photoscreening device, trained technicians take a picture of a child’s eyes and instantly analyze the results to determine if the child is at risk for a vision problem. At-risk children are referred to visit an eye doctor, and KidSight staff provide individual follow-up to connect parents with resources necessary to get their children the care they need. Through our comprehensive referral and follow-up program, more than 73 percent of all children referred visit an eye doctor to get needed care.
How can you volunteer?
KidSight is currently looking for individuals or groups who would be interested in providing screenings in their community. We currently have two volunteer positions open: Volunteer Screening Assistant and Volunteer Screening Technician. Please see each job description for more information about the position, available training and time commitment.
Melissa Stephenson, MPH, CHESKidSight Program Manager
404 Portland Street
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Open position at the Child Development Center at First Baptist Church in Columbia
Seeking candidates for immediate employment.
Full-time preferred but would consider 6 to 6.5 hours per day Monday through Friday.
Lead teacher in the Train Room consisting of 8-10 children ages three and four.
Project Construct is the curriculum used in the program.
The Child Development Center is licensed and accredited and is an eat smart program. Lead teachers hold degrees in child development, early childhood, elementary education, or a related field with experience working with young children.
The Child Development Center is a small program that follows the Columbia Public School calendar. We offer summer school sessions in June and July but teachers serving during the school year have the option of teaching in the summer or not.
Please visit our recently updated web site at www.cdcofcolumbia.com to learn more about us.
Contact Jane Hunter, Advisory Board Chair, at 660-651-0162 for further information or you may contact the center at 573-443-7677. The Director is Jess Wolfe and she would be happy to visit with you. You may need to leave a message but she will get back with you.
You may also visit our site at Indeed.com and submit your interest and resume.
I am looking for someone in our area about the possibility of retired teachers volunteering at the My Success Event in October. If anyone would be interested, please have them contact me and I can get them in touch with the volunteer coordinator.
Here is the link if anyone is not familiar with My Success: http://themysuccessevent.com/. It is for sophomore students in the area and coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with members of the community and school district.
College and Career Advisor
Central High School
2602 Edmond Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
BHGH is a college access program working with middle school and high school student from entry into the program through the completion of college. We have two major components, one is a residential program in Richmond Heights and the other is a partnership with the Ferguson School District. I am reaching out to your association to see if there might be some of your members that could help us with volunteering. My primary need right now is for drivers for morning carpool. We will have 19 residential students attending 10 different schools. Where we still need help is:
Route 1-Richmond Heights to Bishop DuBourg HS
Route 2-Richmond Heights to St Louis University High School
Route 3-Richmond Heights to Loyola Academy to Gateway Center for the Arts to Most Holy Trinity (only need Tues/Thurs)
Terry Sibbitts | Volunteer and Communications Coordinator | Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis
8027 Elinor Avenue | Richmond Heights, MO 63117
314-776-9406 x100 | CELL : 314-954-9453 I FAX: 314-776-9407