Jamie Olivas, M.A.
7260 Owensmouth Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
For over 20 years, the Child Development Institute (CDI) has served as one of the principle providers of relationship-based early intervention and therapeutic services to children and their families. CDI focuses on the development of the whole child, including his or her early relationships, environments and communities. Created by CDI, the Early Learning Center (ELC) is a museum-quality, developmentally-appropriate play and learning space in Canoga Park that promotes healthy development for all young children from birth to six years old and provides connection to community resources and opportunities to strengthen families. With a focus on nature and the benefits of nature in children’s healthy development, the ELC offers activities and special events that support children’s social-emotional development. Volunteers and Interns facilitate school-readiness skills through literacy, art, science, music, gardening, health and wellness activities. CDI also provides free developmental screenings to address parent concerns and get families connected with community resources.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns are responsible for assisting in everyday operations of CDI's Early Learning Center including, leading daily parent and child activities such as Storytime and Music & Movement. Interns will plan, implement, and evaluate a program with an interdisciplinary team. Other responsibilities include supporting developmental screenings, the Learning Lunch Series, and community outreach.
Special Qualifications: 
Interns must have a current TB test on file. Interns should have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working collaboratively in a diverse environment. Training is provided.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: