Valparaiso and Vina del Mar
Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile
Child And Family Development
You may be able to combine any of the Service-Learning Experiences below with an ISA Academic Program.
Center for Malnourished Infants
This center treats newborns, babies, and toddlers (ages 0-3) with secondary malnutrition, malformations, metabolic disorders and heart disease. In addition to treatment, the center also educates the community on prenatal and preventative care. Participants will assist with feeding, dressing, and playing with the infants in between their therapy sessions, and assisting the center's staff as needed.
Spanish (Low Intermediate)
Coordinate various classroom activities, assist the head teacher and lead extracurricular activities at a school for very young children. There are two nursery school options, one for children up to 2 years old and another for children up to 4 years old. Teach basic English language to the older children and plan fun educational activities for them.
Special Education Center
Spanish (High Intermediate)
This center is for children between the ages of 3 and 12-years-old that have autism or other special needs. In addition to the primary education classes that are conducted, the center also provides a multi-sensory stimulation classroom where students work with therapists on a weekly basis. Participants’ tasks may vary depending on their specific area of study or interest, however some of the possible responsibilities may include assisting with classroom management, providing individualized attention to students, or developing and assisting with art workshops and educational activities. For students studying physical/occupational/speech therapy, there may be opportunities to work with the center’s therapists during their sessions with the students.