Friendly, compassionate, and energetic with over 16 years in the childcare industry. Motivated to offer a safe and above average child care setting for children to learn through play.
MS Office proficient
Excellent time management and organizational skills
People-oriented, ability for building relationships with children, teachers, directors, and parents
Outgoing and approachable personality
Strong written and oral communication
Passionate about early learning opportunities for children
Knowledgeable in early childhood education
Child Care Licensing Inspector, 09/2012 to Current Deprtment of Family and Protective Services – 3635 SE Military, San Antonio, TX 78223
Provided assistance to operations that are opening a new daycare by conducting monthly training to all individuals that are interested in opening and operating a daycare center, and carried them through the application and initial period of a day care permit.
Regulated up to 95 daycare operations on Texas law, rule, and minimum standards that are set by Texas Child Care Licensing Division.
Mentored new employees on policies and procedures for the Child Care Licensing Division.
Held the position of Worker in Charge on multiple occasions when the unit's supervisor was away from the office. Maintained a consistent professional attitude towards all new employees and assisted less tenured staff with different or difficult situations that may arise.
Instructed directors and staff for over 90 operations on proper health and safety practices, to ensure they are maintaining compliance.
Conducted Minimum Standard training to directors and caregivers in daycares located all over San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Child Development Specialist -GS5, 05/2010 to 06/2012 Cannon AFB Child Develpoment Center – 335 DL Ingram Ave, Cannon AFB, New Mexico 88103
Supervised 2 lead teachers and 8 assistant teachers on a daily basis, as East wing Supervisor of four classrooms. Approved written lesson plans in accordance to Air Force and NAEYC accreditation. Approved time off and set schedule for East Wing.
Mentored all new employees, which consisted of Air Force Child Development policies and procedures, age appropriate activities, writing and implementing lesson plans, and appropriate child/teacher interactions.
Manager in charge in the director's absence and supervised up to 24 staff.
Entered data into software system for all 178 children enrolled at the center, to include parent and child information, immunizations, and tuition information.
Purchased furniture, toys, and all necessary equipment for a new 12 classroom daycare; and assisted in set up of 3 infants, 3 toddler, 4 two-year old, and 2 preschool-age classrooms.
Trained employees on NAEYC accreditation and assisted in implementing those requirement for the accreditation of two child care centers.
Communicated with parents through enrollment, tours, newsletters, conferences and direct personal communication.
Operated within annual budget by monitoring and enforcing adequate supply and material inventory.
Maintained accurate accounting daily accounting records, including payroll and tuition transactions.
Child Development Lead Teacher, 06/2008 to 05/2010 Cannon AFB Child Development Center – 101 James Boatwright, Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Established a safe play environment for the children.
Instructed children on proper health and personal habits.
Communicated openly with children's parents about daily activities and behaviors.
Meticulously sanitized toys and play equipment.
Maintained a child-friendly environment with access to outdoor activities.
Monitored each student's educational progress with individualized charts and files.
Addressed behavioral and learning issues with parents and daycare management.
Registered Home Daycare, 09/2001 to 06/2008 Self Employed – 735 Twin Peaks Rd, Travis AFB, CA 94535
Managed an in-home daycare with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children.
Maintained accurate and detailed records, including staff and child files on enrollments, attendance, health and safety, emergency contact information and incident reports.
Built constructive and open relationships with families with forthright yet friendly communication.
Designed monthly activity schedules.
Communicated with children in developmentally appropriate way.
Maintained accurate accounting of tuition and operating reports.
Offered well-balanced and nutritious menu options for breakfast, lunches, dinners, and snacks for children.
Bachelor of Science: Education (3.85 GPA), 2012 Eastern New Mexico University - Portales, New Mexico
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Education (4.0 GPA), 2011 Solano Community College - Fairfield, California
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts (3.9 GPA), 2010 Clovis Community College - Clovis, New Mexico