Talented early education professional with diverse experience in planning and implementing various activities for promoting physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth of children.
Trained 10 Head Start staff members.
Managed classes of up to 15 students.
Designed weekly lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material. Effectively managed caseloads of more than 40 children. Regularly met with parents to discuss student issues and progress.
I worked with special needs children, including those with learning disabilities, and behavioral challenges.
-Conducted field inspections and evaluations of child care, early childhood and public school settings.
-Review and evaluate existing and proposed child education,development, and related programmatic components of early childhood,elementary schools and child care facilities.
-Provide technical guidance to child care facilities aiding them in developing and implementing child care programs and policies conducive to the needs of the children served, including effectively utilizing room arrangements,materials, staff qualifications and training.
-Prepare written inspection/violation reports following inspections,re-inspections and complaint investigations. Maintain extensive records and files.
-Provide coaching and feedback to administration and teachers.
-Develop,facilitate and present staff development instruction.
-Review and evaluate the qualifications of staff responsible for and including the evaluation of official transcripts, academic credentials, and experience;provide recommendations to administrations and/or supervisors concerning appropriateness of those qualifications.
-Promoted good behaviors by using the positive reinforcement method.
-Maintained daily records of children's individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
-Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles.
-Established a safe play environment for the children.
-Distributed quarterly educational assessments, similar to report cards, to each parent.
-Supervised children on field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos.
-Encouraged children to be understanding of others.
Incorporated music, art and theater into lesson planning.
Helped children reach milestones in the area of self-care.
-Developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists.
-Worked closely with the site director, family care workers, classroom teaching team and other specialists.
-Observed children for signs of illness, injury, emotional disturbance, learning disorders and speech problems.
-Collaborated with colleagues on developing new classroom projects and monthly themes.
-Observed students to supply teachers with feedback regarding potential learning blocks and opportunities for support.
-Communicated effectively with educators from various grade levels.
-Developed and delivered all technical training materials.
-Routinely met with supervisors and teachers regarding in-class issues and learning interruptions to discuss solutions.
-Provided onsite training.
-Provide instruction to teachers on how to establish a nurturing,supportive and positive classroom climate that encourages student responsibility, using positive motivation,clear classroom routines,challenging instructional strategies, and effective classroom management techniques.
-Model how to monitor the pacing of instruction and budget class time efficiently by providing clear directions,outlining expectations, and effectively bringing to closure instructional experiences.
-Assist in providing and effectively organize a variety of materials,equipment,media, and community resources to support the instructional program,using school-approved procedures.Organize and supervise approved field trips to enhance classroom learning.
-Compile information and prepare reports for the Department of Education.
-Teach how to assess and diagnose the learning,social,and emotional needs and styles of students,using a variety of assessment techniques and data.
-Investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect referrals w/in 24 hours.
-Obtain, analyze, and evaluate information using social work skills.
-Provide clients with goals and resources based on their needs.
-Work with children and school administrators to achieve required goals.
-Follow up with school administrators and staff in progress and status of child's development and behavior.
-Maintain caseload and monitor on a monthly basis or as needed.
-Complete thorough findings reports, as well as court reports.
M.A. in Early Childhood
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