Developmentalist experienced in working hands-on with children ages 0-12 and trained in writing engaging curriculum, adapting activities to the individual interests and needs of a child, and conducting assessments for portfolios. Passionate about helping children grow, learn, and develop by using positive guidance and developmentally appropriate practices.
09/2016 to 12/2016
After School Program LeaderKennedy Elementary School － Rexburg, IdahoOrganized activities that developed children's physical, emotional and social growth. Created daily lesson plans for activities. Made nutritious snacks and meals for 35-75 children. Collaborated daily with other teachers to keep activities running smoothly.Encouraged curiosity, exploration and problem-solving with age-appropriate playtime activities. Conducted assessment and collected samples for portfolios to evaluate development in various domains.
09/2016 to Current
Fuel Up To Play 60 InternLincoln Elementary School － Rexburg, IdahoEncouraged children to participate in PACERS--an exercise program. Organized awards and other recognition techniques. Interacted with and coordinated with parents to help run the program. Planned and ran a Smoothie day once a month where 200-400 children were given smoothies with a "secret ingredient" (vegetable) to encourage healthy eating.
04/2016 to 09/2017
Substitute Teacher--Early Childhood Learning CenterGordon Jewish Community Center － Nashville, TennesseeRedirected children to encourage safe, positive behaviors. Physically and verbally interacted with children throughout the day. Collaborated daily with classroom teachers to keep activities running smoothly. Continually encouraged children to be understanding and patient with others. Clearly communicated to children in developmentally appropriate way. Supported children's emotional and social development with one-on-one attention. Sanitized all toys and play areas daily.
Bachelor of Science: Child DevelopmentBrigham Young University Idaho － Rexburg, Idaho, United States of AmericaAcademic Scholarship 2016-17