An understanding of the multiple child rearing contexts in which children grow and develop. An appreciation and interpretation how social class, parents, families, peers, type of children’s programs, culture, societal changes, and communities influence the course of development.
An understanding qualitative and quantitative methods of child assessment. Be able to use information to identify children's strengths, develop, implement, and evaluate plans of interventions.
Students will understand features of model programs for children and families as well as implement developmentally appropriate curriculum activities. Students will evaluate the impact and efficacy of these programs for children, families and communities.
An understanding of professionalism by demonstrating knowledge, attitudes, and skills of those individuals who are committed to understanding and working with children and families. Communication (reading, writing, listening, computer and speaking skills), leadership, research, assessment and evaluation, and collaboration skills are mastered.
An understanding of and ability to apply scientific methods of thinking (including logic and empirical reasoning) about children, families, and their well-being. Demonstration of both currency in information technology appropriate to the discipline and an understanding of the ethical use of such technology.
Stephanie L. Silva
25520 Mt. Bache Rd. Los Gatos, CA 95033
(408)-438-3325, [email protected]
California State University, Chico May 2013
Bachelor of Arts, Child Development GPA: 3.23
Experience with Children
Recreation Leader May-August 2010-2012
Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation Department, Los Gatos CA
-Implemented appropriate play, managed large groups of children, facilitated and participated in different group activities, planned activities, developed strong relationships with parents and children, encouraged physical health
Paid Student Staff August 2012-Present
Associated Students Child Development Lab, Chico CA
-Implemented Learning Objectives, developed outcomes for Learning Objectives and weekly Inquiries, organized activities for children, taught appropriate learning strategies for children, facilitated team work and cooperative play, developed strong relationships with both parents and children, compiled different ideas from children to create a list of the classroom rules
Mi Escuelita Maya, Chico CA Fall 2010
-Developed relationships with individual children, planned activities, managed time with groups of children, created boundaries for activities
Associated Students Child Development Lab, Chico CA Spring 2012
-Implemented Learning Objectives and weekly Inquiry outcomes, developed relationships with teachers, parents, and children, created new problem-solving strategies for children
Little Discoveries Preschool, Chico CA Fall 2012
-Developed relationships with children and teachers, implemented different learning
Experience with Technology
Proficient in: Microsoft Office Programs, Excel, Mozilla Thunderbird, Safari,
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, Photoshop, skilled at typing
This is a hypothetical Proposition for opening a Center for Children. Included in this proposition: community information, program description, statement of program philosophy, organizational structure/chart, classroom diagrams, outdoor diagrams, equipment needs, financial plans, job descriptions, staff hiring, staff training, operating schedule, health and safety guidelines, family involvement, and a sample advertisement and flyer for program.