Claire McCoy

  • Chico CA
Claire  McCoy

English Teacher- Nelson Mandela Primary School-San Luis, Argentina

RESUME

Work History
Jan 2015 - May 2015

Supervised Intern

The Nest- Chico, CA
  • Developed curriculum and presented a 5 week pregnancy education course.
  • Compiled current and local resources and created an informational packet for expectant families.
  • Opened classrooms and assisted with property management on a weekly basis.
  • Assisted with online management and promotion of events at The Nest.
  • Created and distributed surveys at classes at The Nest in order to give families the opportunity to provide feedback about their experience. 
  • Assisted at the Chico Children's Fair by setting up booth for The Nest, informing families of different products for pregnant women, answering questions  about The Nest and cleaning up. 
Aug 2014 - May 2015

Assistant Teacher 

Associated Students Child Development Laboratory - Chico State University
  • Completed weekly observation notes according to the weekly Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) measures.  
  • Supported the head teachers and the daily routine of the classroom including play activities, meals and rest time.
  • Oversaw and supported the interns through their experience in the classroom.
  • Encouraged children to engage in positive peer interactions and master a curriculum activity.
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Assistant Infant Teacher

Columbia College- Child Development Center  
  • Supported the head teacher and the daily routine of the classroom including play activities, meals and rest time.
  • Assisted head teacher in completing the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) on each child in the classroom by taking observation notes and taking photos.
  • Encouraged positive interactions between children and supported children’s independence development.
  • Assisted Child Development Center Office in copying, filing and providing information to visitors.
Jan 2014 - May 2014

Supervised Practicum Intern 

Associated Students Child Development Laboratory - Chico State University 
  • Prepared and evaluated curriculum for preschool-aged children.
  • Participated in staff curriculum meetings and parent events including parent conferences.
  • Completed weekly observation notes and Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP) assessments.  
  • Assessed behavior management techniques and recorded weekly journals.
Sep 2013 - Feb 2014

Substitute Infant and Preschool Teacher

Castles Preschool- Chico, CA 
  • Supported the head teachers and the daily routine of the classroom including play activities, meals and rest time.
  • Encouraged positive interactions between children and supported children’s independence development.
  • Supported the infant, toddler and preschool classrooms based on their daily needs.
Jan 2013 - May 2013

Supervised Fieldwork Intern

Mi Escuelita Maya Preschool-Chico, CA
  • Prepared, implemented and evaluated curriculum for preschool-aged children.
  • Became more familiar with art, music, dramatic play, science, and small/large motor relating to curriculum.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Completed weekly journals and curriculum analysis assignments.
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Volunteer

Rosedale Elementary School-Chico, CA
  • Volunteer classroom aide at Dual Immersion Spanish-English kindergarten program.
  • Led group activities related to math curriculum.
  • Supported the head teacher and the daily routine of the classroom.
  • Encouraged children’s academic and social development through group activities.
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Child Care Assistant

Auburn Racquet and Fitness Club- Auburn, CA
  • Oversaw new employees and trained them based on daily policies and procedures.
  • Maintained positive relationships with parents and families that attended the gym.
  • Encouraged positive interactions between children and supported children’s independence development.
  • Supported children through drop-off transitions and encouraged peer relationship development.

Education

Education
Aug 2011 - May 2015

Bachelors

California State University, Chico

Child Development 

Aug 2011 - May 2015

Child Development Coursework

California State University, Chico

Marriage and Family Relationships

 

I took this course in Fall 2011. I learned about the evolving definition of a family and how a family is composed of many altering relationships between family members. I also learned more about marriage as a whole and many components included in marriage such as: sexual satisfaction, financial stability, parenting techniques, communication styles and extended family relationships. I also learned about how the specific structure of a family and the quality of a marriage can affect children positively or negatively.  

 

Observational Techniques

 

I took this course in Fall 2012. In this course, I learned how to write non-judgmental observation notes and apply them to the DRDP (Desire Results Developmental Profile). In the course, I chose a target child to follow throughout the course of the semester. I observed this child weekly in the child development observation booth in the child development laboratory. Through this assignment, I learned how to intensively follow a child’s development over a period of time and assess their developmental level across many areas. I learned how to apply children’s actions and play experiences to the DRDP and record accurately.

 

Introduction to Child Development

 

I took this course in Fall 2012. In this class, I learned more about the many theorists that support assumptions about children’s development such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Freud and Erickson. I also learned basic child development information regarding pregnancy, childbirth and the first six months of a child’s life. I also learned about the different areas of development including fine motor, gross motor, socioemotional, language and literacy and health and safety. After learning these, I briefly learned on different curriculum that promoted each type of development.

 

Methods of Inquiry

 

I took this course in Fall 2013. In this course, I learned more about research methods and how to apply this research when desiring to understand areas of child development. I learned how to use statistics as they related to the research in the coursework. I also completed a research proposal relating to an area of research I would be curious to learn more about.

 

School-Aged Child

 

I took this course in Fall 2013. I learned about specific issues related to a school-aged children’s development. This course included issues such as bullying, body image and puberty. I learned more about how these issues can affect children’s development through the school years. I learned how important social context and peer relationships are during the school years.

 

Biology of Childhood

 

I took this course in Fall 2014. This course covered many areas of child development from a biological perspective and frame. This course had many guest speakers that covered topics such as lactation, childbirth and cancer. This course featured weekly quizzes and monthly exams that tested my knowledge of the course material. I also specifically learned about peripartum infections, in-utero infections and sexually transmitted infections and their potential effect on the baby.  

 

Issues in Assessment: Children and Families

 

I took this course in Fall 2014. In this course, I learned more about assessment types, assessment styles, assessment bias and assessment analysis. I also learned about how intensely assessment affects curriculum in schools. I also learned more about the purpose of assessment and the positive and negative components of it. I learned about terms such as standards and benchmarks in great detail as they applied to the coursework. I also completed an extensive analysis and project on the ECERS (Early Childhood Education Rating Scale) including how to use it and interpret the results.

 

Aug 2007 - Jun 2011

High School 

Placer High School 

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