Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Enthusiastic and diplomatic individual with superior skills and 19 years of experience working in both team-based and independent capacities. Bringing strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Skilled in ensuring the of success programming development, family and community engagement, and day-to-day management. Excited to begin new challenge with successful team!

  • Family and children's programs knowledge and development
  • Understanding, implementing, and monitoring adherence to state regulations in a childcare setting
  • Program creation and management
  • Classroom environment planning and execution
  • Lesson planning expert
  • Connecticut Early Learning Development Standards expert
  • Supervision and support of a teaching team comprised of 20 or more educators
  • Coordinated family outreach and referrals to social support services
Program Director and Family Program Coordinator, 08/2004 - Current
Foundations For Learning Of Glastonbury City, STATE,
  • Minimized financial risk by establishing and maintaining best financial practices.
  • Spearheaded the transition to digital record keeping for all staff, student, and billing records
  • Kept daily operations and curriculum programming on a tight schedule to ensure compliance with state regulations
  • Coordinated planning and program development each year to ensure best practices were utilized.
  • Developed robust marketing and social media presence plans to increase awareness of programs.
  • Oversaw completion of productivity goals and educated employees on developmentally appropriate practices and proper adherence to state regulations.
  • Managed programs and events from initial concept to completion.
  • Increased business revenue through proactive management of relationships and sales strategies.
  • Managed program operations and provided strategic leadership and training for all workers.
  • Designed and implemented standard operating procedures for teaching staff as well as a parent handbook for optimal efficiency.
  • Managed student records, quarterly assessments, progress reports, and parent-teacher-student conferences.
  • Instituted community service and engagement as part of curriculum programming.
  • Developed and managed budgets for academic and student affairs.
  • Supervised actions of a 25 person program team while working to assess, plan, and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching practices.
  • Proposed and developed new programming ideas and special features to drive audience engagement.
  • Planned and scheduled regular and special event programs to meet established goals.
  • Collaborated with teachers and additional program support staff to evaluate successes and failures as well as develop new partnerships and make proactive changes.
  • Planned and conducted staff meetings to brainstorm new ideas and deliver program and milestone updates.
  • Oversaw daily operations of program functions.
Early Childhood Certified Teacher, 09/2018 - Current
Foundations For Learning Of Glastonbury City, STATE,
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials, and supplies for maximum efficiency.
  • Assisted in development screenings to measure students' motor, language, and emotional skills.
  • Participated in meetings with parents concerning child's progress and areas of concern during parent-teacher conferences.
  • Contributed to positive, educational setting by delivering gentle discipline and promoting student success.
  • Fostered relationships with students to increase engagement, and periodically reported student progress to parents/guardians and school leadership.
  • Organized and prepared instructional materials, communiques, and reports for parents
  • Utilized digital application, called BrightWheel, to maintain student records, daily progress, student portfolios, and daily communication with parents.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings each week.
  • Earned reputation for great attendance, hard work, empathy, and integrity.
  • Improved parent satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to parents when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Improved operations by working with teaching team members and parents to find workable solutions.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new techniques to help individualize the care provided to each student and their family.
  • Encouraged children to be understanding of others, show good manners and instructed in other social development behaviors.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies such as problem solving, sensory, and group games for experiential learning.
  • Organized Language, Literacy, STEM, Sensory, Gross Motor, Dramatic Play and Social/Emotional activities for classroom of 20-25 students to teach skills based on the Connecticut Early Learning Development Standards.
  • Developed and created new curriculum programs using nature and experiential outdoor learning as the cornerstone.
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Established indoor and outdoor safe play environments for students from Infancy through School Age.
  • Communicated with parents regularly to maintain student progress, schedule meetings and increase overall student happiness.
  • Planned, budgeted for and executed weekly trips to locations in conjunction with our curriculum goals to create a more robust and engaging experience for the students.
  • Collaborated with parents to develop and maintain strong support networks and build rapport to foster seamless communication.
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Identified children in need of extra support for emotional, health-related or developmental concerns and conceived improvement strategies.
  • Managed curriculum development and daily facility operations in alignment with corporate objectives.
  • Established objectives for all lessons, modules and projects.
  • Optimized learning processes through research and development of innovative learning methods.
Educational Consultant for Early Childhood Program, 06/2010 - Current
Self-Employeed City, STATE,
  • Introduced new non-technology based techniques and procedures to educators in various age groups.
  • Discussed various issues with members of early childhood programs and worked to develop improvement strategies.
  • Investigated and documented performance of educators and support team members and identified areas requiring improvement.
  • Developed instructional material used by instructors and educators.
  • Advised teaching staff and administration about curriculum development and use of material and equipment.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays.
  • Met with parents about student needs to garner additional support.
  • Performed diverse tasks for teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Provided students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Liaised with team of professionals to implement comprehensive educational action plans for special needs and at-risk students.
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Created and distributed instructional materials for group and one-on-one use.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities, Expected in 05/2004
University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
  • Major in History with a focus on American History
  • Major in English with a focus on American and British Literature
  • Minor in Dance
  • Thesis: Feminism in the Southern Plantation Culture
  • 3.18 GPA
Master of Arts: Early Childhood Education And Special Education, Expected in 05/2008
University of Hartford - West Hartford, CT
  • National Honor's Society Member
  • Kappa Delta Pi Member
  • 3.95 GPA
  • Ranked in Top 2% of class
  • Major in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K through Third Grade)
  • Major in Special Education (Pre-K through 12th Grade)
  • Certified CT and VT Educator (113-endorsement): Early Childhood Education PreK-3rd Grade plus Special Education through 12th Grade
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Medication/Epi-Pen certification held for Connecticut
  • Completed yearly Mandated Reporter Training through DCF-CT

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  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hartford

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  • Program Director and Family Program Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Certified Teacher
  • Educational Consultant for Early Childhood Program


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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