Passionate, caring childcare professional who believes that all students learn in a surrounding that is both comforting and stimulating. Capacity to work in hectic conditions but still be creative, inventive, and organized. Experienced, reliable, energetic about working with children.
08/2013 to Current
Assistant DirectorThe Edison Early Learning Center － Carbondale, PA
Mature attitude that allows effective communication, problem solve, and anticipate the needs of fellow workers and parents.
Great oral and written communication skills Great leadership skills Demonstrate knowledge of child-development levels, parent-child relationships, PA Early Learning Standards, and Keystone STARS program Multi-task with ease Ensure compliance with all Department of Human Services State Regulations and Keystone STARS program Maintain active role in professional organizations and stay current of new developments in the field Cover classrooms as needed Keep attendance records on children and complete CCIS monthly attendance sheets Be sure parents are adhering to drop off and pick up times Review staff weekly lesson plans and ensure they are entering child observations as required Assist in parent/teacher conferences Assist in administering AGES and STAGES developmental evaluations Assist preparing documents to meet Department of Human Services Codes and Keystone Star requirements for current star level Assist teachers in implementing the Preschool First curriculum into their classrooms Register newly enrolled children into the Preschool First web-site.
Work with teachers to assure classrooms are safe, attractive, and developmentally appropriate Work with teachers on weekly lesson plans to ensure PA Early Learning Standards are linked to activities in the age appropriate classroom Perform ITERS and ECERS evaulations annually for each classroom Supervise staff often in order to accurately conduct yearly evaluations on staff Oversee staff Professional Development Records Assist in planning and conducting monthly staff meetings Handle staff complaints, concerns, and conflicts in a professional manner Conduct tours of the center to prospective families Maintain children's files in a secure manner according to state requirements Handle parent's questions, comments, and concerns in a professional and respectful manner.
10/2007 to 08/2013
Head Pre-K4 TeacherThe Edison Early Learning Center － Carbondale, PA
Liaison between the center and the parents Implementing the child's schedule and/or needs in accordance with the parent's request Ensuring that assistant teachers are kept informed on daily basis of any changes in the children's needs/schedules Complete Pre-K daily sheets Completion of weekly activity planning via Preschool First curriculum.
Completion of weekly lesson plans in accordance with state standards Completion of child assessment observations Completion of a Substitute folder and daily schedule posted in classroom Arranging and planning for an environment that best meets the individual preschooler's developmental needs Directly overseeing assistant teachers Work closely with Kindergarten teachers to assure easy transitions into the Kindergarten classroom Hold parent/teacher conferences every four months and discuss developmental accomplishments/goals with the parent Contributing equally to the housekeeping tasks of the classroom Follow and implement The Edison Early Learning Center's Employee Policy and Procedure Handbook Attend all staff meetings, parent meetings, and other mandatory or required in-services Maintaining confidentiality of children, parents, and fellow staff members Dressing appropriately in accordance with the center's dress code policy Maintaining a professional attitude and loyalty to the center at all times Planning Pre-K4 graduation.
11/1999 to 04/2006
Substitute TeacherCarbondale Area School District － Carbondale, PA
Successful teaching experience with a reputation for passionate instruction and outstanding classroom management skills Experience with cafeteria, playground, and school bus duties Created a fun, safe learning environment for students Exhibited patience and understanding while managing difficult students Maintained student's attentions during group time by presenting material in an amusing and inspiring way Assisted in numerous field trips and classroom parties Cooperated with supervisors, co-workers, and parents to maintain an environment of unity Enthusiastic volunteer Intensely committed to high quality education for students.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: BusinessMarywood Universty － Scranton, PABusiness
Member of the PACCA - Pennsylvania Childcare Association
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