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Summary

Dedicated and passionate professional in the field of early child development with demonstrated success working with diverse children and families in a variety of settings and programs. Expertise in effective communication, building relationships and maintaining strict confidentiality. Consistently empathetic; actively listens and quickly establishes rapport in order to deliver superior care. Exemplary understanding of the nature of child development with growing knowledge of recreation systems. An advocate with proven ability to motivate, proactively resolves issues, achieve goals, and manage many types of personalities.

Areas of Interest:

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Guidance and Emotional Support
  • Community Service
  • Adventure Travel
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Developmental Disability Support

skills  

•CPR/AED Infant, Child, and Adult
• Ample experience in working and interacting with
children ranging from birth to high school
• Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills
• Service Learning in Recreation and Parks leadership course       
• Adaptable to new surroundings and conditions
• Works well independently and as a contributing member
of a team
• Outdoor recreation programs planning and implementation   •Assessments on children’s developmental progress
• Planning and implementation of developmentally
appropriate curriculum
• Excellent ability to provide ease and comfort to children
• Well-versed in managing the needs of children with
diverse backgrounds

Education

California State University, Chico

20142016

Bachelor of Arts, Child Development      

Minor in Recreation Administration

Chico State Club Sports - Ultimate Frisbee

Honors Award - Outstanding Inquiry Investigation

Santiago Canyon College

20122014

Associate in Arts, Liberal Studies: Math and Science, Human and Behavioral Sciences

EXPERIENCE

Autism LifeSpan

2016Present

Instructor 

•Support emotional development, socialization and communication skills with children ages 4 to 8 who have autism

•Provide daily reports of child's progress to parents and supervisor 

Butte Creek Ecologial Preserve

2016

Naturalist Intern

 •Work with staff to coordinate effecient and timely movement of kids participating in the outdoor classroom

 •Planned and implemented appropriate curriculum through a variety of environmental education activities

Associated Student Child Development Lab

2015

Preschool Room Intern

•Obtained data for a Desired Results Developmental Profile

•Supported emotional development and understanding

•Managed conflict between children

City of Yorba Linda

20142015

Recreation Leader

•Facilitate daily skill building and recreational activities for children

•Mentor high school student volunteer staff members

•Supervise and guarantee safe construction zones and play time in the mud pit

Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley

20152015

Intern

•Planned, implemented, and evaluated curriculum activities

•Examined the role of curriculum in effective learning programs for children's development

Yard House

20112014

Host-Trainer

•Manage the seating and reservations to ensure a smooth working environment

•Dictated seating arrangements and responsibilities of fellow hosts

•Liaison between guest, management, and other restaurant staff

Courts For Kids

20092013

Volunteer

 •Built multi-purpose sports court in India, Samoa, and Indonesia

Mary's Kitchen 

20092013

Volunteer

 •Served meals and built relationships with the people who attended the Orange County homeless shelter

International Volunteer HQ

2011Present

Volunteer 

 •Spent 3 months in Kenya volunteering in three different schools

biography

Reflective narratives of Learning outcomes

Assignment Documentation 

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