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About Me

Hi there, my name is Juliette Retornaz and thank you for visiting my visual CV. In May 2016, I will graduate with my Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from California State University, Chico where I excelled academically, earning a 3.42 GPA. I am looking for an opportunity that will allow me to strengthen my hands-on skills in a classroom setting and gain interactive experience with children of all age groups. Being able to help facilitate children’s development through teaching is one of the reasons why I love working with children. My future goals are to help children grow in a healthy and happy environment as well as ensure that education is available to all children no matter their background.

As my resume shows, I have worked in numerous positions with children ages birth to 18 from all backgrounds. As an adult, the majority of my work experience is with preschool age children, but my employment as a swim coach in 2015 gave me the opportunity to instruct children ages 5-18 in a larger group setting. At Little Discoveries, I was able to further my growth as an infant teacher helping to facilitate healthy learning with children age birth to two years old.

Throughout these experiences, I have gained teamwork skills by working with others, and I have bettered my leadership skills by being in charge of large groups of children. As a teacher, I help facilitate learning in a prepared learning environment that encourages independence and development of the whole child, physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. I am always looking for new ways to improve myself and to gather more skills and I will approach any team with an upbeat, optimistic attitude, very eager to learn.

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California State University Chico

B.A. in Child Development

Terra Linda High School

San Rafael


Supervised Fieldwork – La Casita Primera Preschool                                                    January – May 2015

Interned for five months, three hours a week, and then was hired and currently work as a substitute teacher, contributing my extensive knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice and childhood education with children ages two to five years. Read with the children, teach curriculum that is being taught at the time with a focus on gross and small motor activities.

Supervised Practicum – Associated Students Child Development Lab           August – December 2015

Intern teacher with preschool aged children contributing and applying my knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice and child development. Assisted with curriculum development, lunchtime, nap time, outdoor gross motor activities, and fine motor activities.

Supervised Internship – Little Discoveries                                                                 January 2016 – Current

Work in the infant room with children age birth to two years. Assist with any daily activities, such as feeding, changing, and play. Also help organize the classroom in a developmentally appropriate way making all activities accessible to all children.

Experience with Children and Families

Chico Area Recreation and Park District                                                                 June 2015 – August 2015

Swim coach for the CARD Sharks swim team as well as taught swim lessons to children ages two to 18.

Childcare Provider, San Rafael                                                                      August 2011 – September 2013

Provided a safe and nurturing environment. Transported and helped prepare meals, assisted with homework and housework.

Kaiser Hospital, San Rafael                                                                                        June 2011 – August 2011

Summer intern, trained and certified as a Medical Assistant in the Pediatric and Mohs surgery departments. Checked vitals, changed sterile dressings, and assisted with injections, urinalysis, minor surgeries and non-invasive procedures.        

Other Work Experience

Special Times Catering - Chico                                                                             September 2015 – Current

Prepare and serve meals to customers. Set up and take down for events and provide customer service.

Tea Bar and Fusion Café - Chico                                                                        February 2014 – November 2014

Prepared and served food and beverages and assisted with kitchen duties and customer service.

Skills, Awards, Certificates

Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Certification from the American Heart Association

Fluent in French and English and a basic understanding of Spanish

Graduate of National Charity League. Received highest award in class and high school for over 300 philanthropy hours.


Personal Qualities

Cheerful, energetic, positive, detail oriented, exceptional organizational skills, personable, outgoing and friendly.