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Education

Aug 2011May 2015

Bachelors of Arts in Child Development

California State University Chico

3.5 GPA

Aug 2007Jun 2011

High School Diploma

Santa Paula High School

Skills

  • Strong verbal and written skills in Spanish and English.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • CPR and First Aid certified for adults, children, and infants.
  • Knowledge in curriculum development and assessment in early childhood education.
  • Knowledge and experience using the Desired Results Developmental Profile.

 

 

Work experience

Jan 2015May 2015

Student Teacher

Chico State Associate Students Child Development Lab
  • Worked under head teacher to support instruction and social development of infants.
  • Participated in weekly staff meeting and contributed to discussion of classroom environment and individual children.
  • Assisted all children and primary care givers with meals, nap-time, and diapering.
  • Developed strong relationships with children and assisted with activities to establish trust and sense of belonging for children.
  • Participated in taking anecdotal notes for the Desired Results Developmental Profile.
Jun 2014Aug 2014

Recreation Leader

City of Santa Paula Summer Camp
  • Planned and implemented curriculum and activities for school age children.
  • Attended weekly employee meetings, established rule/regulations and participated establishing and meeting weekly goals.
  • Worked with a culturally diverse group of children ages 5-13, and assisted with the care of children with developmental disabilities.
May 2014Aug 2014

Office Assistant

Blanchard Community Library
  • Updated weekly calendars, developed enrollment sheets, managed book orders, and book catalog.
  • Updated online social websites, kept picture profiles, enrolled new students, translated monthly newsletters, and planned children's activities.
  • Collaborated and interacted with adults attending the program and work closely with all the staff in the library.
  • Conducted interviews and helped arrange a meeting to better serve the Spanish speaking community.
May 2013Dec 2014

Grounds Crew

California State University, Chico, Housing
  • Trained and assisted new  student employees.
  • Collaborated with co-workers and performed specific duties like: mowing, garbage pick-up, blowing sidewalk, trimming trees, and other landscaping duties.
  • Participated in housing move out by being part of the Diversion Excursion Program and arranging all donated items to be sent to thrift stores.

Internship Experience

Supervised Fieldwork, Butte County Juvenile Hall

February 2015 - May 2015

  • Collaborated with Hall Staff to involve juveniles in daily activities.
  • Interacted, assisted and lead programs, homework help, and large muscle activities.

Supervised Practicum, Associated Students Child Development Laboratory

August 2014 - December 2014

  • Prepared and evaluated children’s curriculum that was developmentally appropriate.
  • Participated in staff meetings, parent conferences and events.
  • Completed and performed weekly anecdotal observation notes to complete the Desired Results Developmental Profile for a target child.
  • Worked closely to an assigned child with behavioral issues.

Supervised Internship, Mi Escuelita MAYA

January - May 2014

  • Prepared, implemented, and reflected on weekly curriculum for preschool children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Maintained a positive attitude while observing, teaching, and interacting with children.
  • Collaborated in activities and kept children entertained and involved.
  • Worked and gained experience working with a diverse group of children.

Volunteer, Community, Action, Volunteers, and Education (CAVE)

August - December 2011

  • Collaborated with others to prepare activities for the elderly.
  • Interacted and assisted with senior circle and afternoon walks.

About Me

In this section you will find out about who I am and where I come from. There is also a short video on my passion and beliefs in working with children and families.

Narratives

This section holds a collection of narratives that demonstrate my knowledge in the foundations of child development.

Professional Responses

Professional responses that include scenarios, personal opinion, and knowledge in the foundations in Child Development.

Coursework

These are examples of my coursework throughout my time at California State University, Chico. 

References

Lauren Rafe

Teacher 

Associated Students Child Development Lab, Chico State

(916)316-6775

[email protected]