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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dedicated to enhancing physical, educational, social and emotional health and safety of children. Proficient in preparing supplies for activities, creating age-appropriate lesson plans and using age-appropriate methods to discuss important events. Seek to bring fun, educational and active skills to new position within any school district/private school and dedicated to helping infants, toddlers and preschool aged children succeed.

Skills
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Head Start programs
  • Student records management
  • Student progress reporting
  • Basic clerical knowledge
  • MS Office proficient
  • Child development
  • Classroom management
  • Daycare management
  • Program development and management
  • Performance improvement
  • Adept at working with special needs children
  • Early childhood education
  • Mother of 2 children
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Lesson planning
  • Professional caregiver
Work History
Child Care Specialist, 08/2012 to 05/2013
State Of Louisiana Franklin, LA,
  • Used positive reinforcement techniques to promote patience and other good behaviors in children.
  • Observed children to proactively identify issues with emotional or physical development and worked with parents and supervisors to address concerns.
  • Consulted with families to discuss activities and behaviors of each child.
  • Monitored entrances and exits to maintain safety and organized environments.
  • Developed lessons and activities to promote children's physical and emotional development.
  • Selected appropriate stories based on ages of children and teachable moments, read to groups and promoted discussions based on content.
  • Instructed children in crafts and other activities to promote gross and fine motor skills, including creating paintings, drawings, paper crafts and decorations.
  • Sanitized dishes, tabletops, toys and frequently touched surfaces to prevent spreading of germs.
  • Enforced rules and managed behavior through developmentally appropriate discipline.
  • Met with parents about daily activities, positive developments and issues.
  • Prepared group activities to enhance socialization, communication, and problem-solving skills for children.
  • Managed safety and security of all children under care.
  • Handled daily administrative tasks efficiently to minimize time away from children, including updating attendance and requesting new supplies.
  • Cared for children ages 0 to 6 years in nurturing and age-appropriate way.
  • Maintained group discipline through positive reinforcement, behavior modeling and collaboration with parents.
  • Added daily log information to permanent records outlining observations, meals and any medications administered for acute or chronic conditions.
  • Created safe and engaging learning environment for groups of diverse children with various learning styles.
  • Kept areas clean, organized and stocked, and sanitized surfaces and toys each day.
  • Kept notes of behavior issues, food served and medications administered to children.
Infant/Toddler Teacher, 08/2010 to 03/2012
Primrose Schools Nashville, TN,
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Worked with teaching staff to evaluate individual progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Allowed for ample outdoor discovery time each day.
  • Used classroom observations to create written assessments of student performance.
  • Used observations, documented notes and filed each child's progress using the Desired Results Developmental Profile Assessment instrument in order to document behavioral, emotional, academic and social growth of over 24 students.
  • Incorporated music and play into developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Dressed and changed infant and toddler diapers to maintain hygiene.
  • Identified signs of potential emotional or developmental concerns in children and brought to parent or guardian attention.
  • Meticulously sanitized toys and play equipment.
  • Partnered with educators to instruct and mentor students with developmental and physical disabilities.
  • Instructed children on proper health and personal habits.
  • Administered medications and kept appropriate records.
  • Established safe play environment for children.
  • Communicated openly with children's parents about daily activities and behaviors.
  • Maintained accurate and detailed records, including staff and child files on enrollments, attendance, health and safety, emergency contact information and incident reports.
  • Encouraged curiosity, exploration and problem-solving appropriate to children's development levels.
  • Monitored each student's educational progress with individualized charts and files.
  • Designed monthly activity schedules to balance play, rest and learning time.
  • 5 years toddler care experience.
Before and After School Teacher, 10/1999 to 09/2009
Kindercare Glastonbury, CT,
  • Communicated with parents and staff to discuss educational policies and activities and students' learning and behavioral problems.
  • Provided individual and group teaching to approximately 22-26 students to motivate and instill enthusiasm for learning.
  • Monitored student attendance by collecting attendance rosters and overseeing attendance database.
  • Redirected inappropriate student behavior and implemented program discipline system to guide proper student behavior.
  • Organized and stored toys and classroom materials to maintain order in activity areas.
  • Organized and supervised games and outdoor recreational activities to promote physical, mental and social development in children.
  • Tutored and assisted children in small groups of individuals to help master assignments and reinforce learning concepts.
  • Performed general housekeeping duties by washing tables and chairs, putting away chairs, and properly placing toys in cubbies.
  • Observed and monitored children's play activities to promote healthy, safe environment.
  • Met with students, parents and administrators to address and resolve students' behavioral and academic issues.
  • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Scheduled conferences with parents to discuss students' progress and classroom behavior.
  • Shifted between formal and informal methods of teaching to keep students interested, including debates, practical activities and experiments.
  • Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide range of instructional approaches and innovative classroom activities.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Assisted students of all ability levels develop life-long learning skills and good study habits.
  • Worked with staff members and teachers to design comprehensive and individualized plans to optimize student education.
  • Fostered meaningful relationships among students through student field-trip retreats and team-work community service projects.
  • Used observations, documented notes and filed each child's progress using the Desired Results Developmental Profile Assessment instrument in order to document behavioral, emotional, academic and social growth of over 24 students.
Preschool Teacher, 08/1997 to 08/1999
Abilities United, Inc. Daly City, CA,
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Addressed behavioral and learning issues with parents and daycare management.
  • Coordinated parent-teacher conferences 2 times during school year.
  • Worked with teaching staff to evaluate individual progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Used classroom observations to create written assessments of student performance.
  • Nurtured supportive learning environment, often used as model for other classrooms.
Education
Associate of Science: Human Development, Expected in
to
University of California - Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
GPA:
Associate of Arts: Education, Expected in
to
Cerritos College - Norwalk, CA
GPA:
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1990
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Paramount High School - Paramount, CA
GPA:
Certifications

Child Development Teacher Permit/State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Advanced Core Certificate for Directors, Administrators and Supervisors of Young Children's Programs

12 Semester Units in ECE- Director/Supervisor,UCLA

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School Attended
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Cerritos College
  • Paramount High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Child Care Specialist
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Before and After School Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
Degrees
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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