Bachelors of Arts in Child Development
California State University, Chico
GPA: Cummulative- 3.35, Chico- 3.69
GPA: Cummulative- 3.35, Chico- 3.69
Gained proficiency in using Desired Results Developmental Profile 2015 (DRDP-15) and in anecdotal note taking in a preschool setting
Acquired teaching skills including facilitating circle time, transitions, and conflict negotiation among preschool children
Implemented curriculum based on children’s needs and expressed interests
Balanced classroom responsibilities with children’s needs.
Developed anecdotal note-taking skills
Coordinated Family University Night (FUN) with minimal supervision for school age children at a local, subsidized housing development
Designed program to expose children to the university who would not ordinarily acquire this exposure
Facilitated FUN as a group to coordinate, plan, and implement curriculum for 15 events
Curriculum included games, crafts, science experiments, nutrition instruction, and homework help
Assessed success of program and implementations through debrief sessions and personal reflections
Supported Director in daily and weekly duties
Directed, and organized over 20 volunteers for ages 0-5 classes
Created spreadsheets, calendars, and child registration tools using Microsoft Word
Prepared weekly curriculum for ages 2- 5 classrooms
Prepared and delivered five talks for Vacation Bible School (K- 5th)
Balanced responsibilities between two departments (produce and cashiering) during one shift
Managed eight hours of shift time independently to complete required tasks
Tasks included receiving and organizing produce order, stocking, cleaning, communicating with management about itempricing, placing daily order by telephone, assigning night shift’s task, and assisting the warehouse department as needed
Assisted customers through cashiering, bagging, carry-out service, and price checking
Observational Techniques: Learned and implemented various observational techniques by completing a case study on a preschool child. Techniques included anecdotal notes, checklists, rating scales, sociograms, frequency tallies, and ABC tables.
Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for Children- Theory to Practice: Interned at Mi Escuelita Maya (above) to learn how to observe children’s behavior and interests and implement curriculum based on observations. Introductory use of the DRDP-15.
Fundamentals of Teaching Practice: Gained introductory knowledge on lesson plan writing using various teaching style models including direct instruction, indirect instruction, and cooperative learning. Wrote a mock 4th grade unit about ecosystem and effective computer research.
Methods of Inquiry in Child Development: Acquired foundations of research methods through lecture instruction and practice. Learned the rationale and logic of a scholarly journal by writing abstracts, literature reviews, methods, results, and discussion sections. Gained proficiency in APA document formatting and citations.
Child Development Practicum: Co-wrote, implemented, and wrote reflection on an eight week curriculum plan for a preschool classroom based on children’s interests and developmental needs observed during internship. Presented method and findings at practicum symposium. Used anecdotal observation notes to complete a DRDP-15 assessment on one child.
Honors in the Major: Worked independently and with the instructor to complete a code book for data on children with bi-polar disorder. Coded two variables of 845 subjects with another honor student and analyzed relationships between variables.
Child Development Practice: Children and Families: Co-ran after school program for members of a low-income housing development with the intent of exposing school age children to college. Implemented weekly activities by gathering materials and communicated with group members. Independently completed portfolio that showcased program, documented implementation and personal learning, and reflection on the value of the program.
Narratives containing interpretations and descriptions of personal growth
Documentation of Learning Growth