Ashley Keller

Work History

Work History
Apr 2003 - Present

Head of Childcare

Bidwell Presbyterian Church

I was recently promoted to the Head of Childcare position at Bidwell Presbyterian Church. I am in charge of greeting parents and children, welcoming new parents and explaining the our program to them, overseeing staff, and preforming the duties of check in and check out on Sunday mornings. I also plan the curriculum for the nursery age group (0-3).

Aug 2010 - Present

Nanny

Reid Family

As a nanny for the Reid Family I watch their two children, two and four years old, for about twenty-four hours a week. During the time that I spend with them we go on walks to the park, explore nature, bake, do crafts, and go on field trips around town. I also work on preschool activities with the four year old such as, spelling her name, writing and identifying letters, counting, and rhyming.  Over the past year and a half I have formed an extremely strong bond with these two children and look forward to seeing them every other day.

May 2005 - May 2008

Teacher Assistant

Kids Palace Home Preschool

At Kids Palace I was in charge of creating and implementing curriculum and daily activities. I created art projects for children ages one to twelve. I also prepared and oversaw meals and snacks on a daily basis. I took care of twelve children ranging in age from 6 months to twelve years old.  I set up the nap room and oversaw nap times. I also thoroughly cleaned the center on a daily basis.

Education

Education
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

Child Development/Psychology

California State University, Chico

I took my upper division course work at Chico State University, located in Chico, California. I took courses in Child Development and Psychology. The courses that I enjoyed most were; Infant development, Biology of Childhood, Practicum, Child and Family Practicum, Learning in the Young Child, Issues in Child Psychology, Administration to Child Care Programs,  and Issues in Child Development. I was able to do an internship in the infant room on campus for 120 hours for my Practicum class. This was a great experience for me and I learned a lot of valuable information that I will take with me in my future career. I also did an internship for 72 hours at a site off campus, Bidwell Presbyterian Church. Here I was the children's ministries intern and was able to plan events for children and their families and I gained knowledge in the area of administration and directing. 

Interest

I love working with children and making a positive impact on their lives. When I am not spending time with children I enjoy snowboarding, arts and crafts, making tutus, watching Oregon Duck football, reading, and cooking.

Certifications

Certifications

CPR/First Aide

Red Cross