ABLE Early Childhood Education Program


Who We Are

The AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) Early Childhood program mobilizes individuals in national service to revive and strengthen educational environments, expanding opportunities for today's youth and transforming America's future - one student, one classroom, and one community at a time.

Individuals serving in the ABLE Early Childhood program enhance the quality and impact of Early Childhood programming in Western New York.

The ABLE Early Childhood program focuses on Early Childhood school readiness and addresses the need for more prepared Early Childhood teachers to work with ethnically diverse, low-income urban populations. ABLE members will serve in specific Community Action Organization (CAO) of WNY Head Start classrooms and implement evidence-based math games to increase student math comprehension. Members will serve alongside lead teachers and be coached on early childhood teaching techniques. Members will receive Childhood Development Associate (CDA) credential training through Child Care Resource Network, which will allow ABLE members to further build their careers in Early Childhood Education and help them more effectively prevent future academic and developmental delays for students.

Members receive the following benefits:

  • Living allowance paid out bi-weekly
  • Education Award of $3,047.50
  • Health insurance
  • CDA credential courses and application for certification
  • Uniform items
  • Child care
  • Head Start staff mentor
  • Weekly training to prepare individuals for job in Early Childhood Education once term of service is complete



Have questions about the ABLE Early Childhood program?

Contact Annise Celano, Director of ABLE Operations, [email protected], 716-418-8500 ext.136

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