Childcare professional skilled at remaining calm under pressure while I kept my daycare setting light and playful. I offered a safe and loving environment for children and toddlers in which they can flourish. Works hard to identify and address behavioral and educational issues. Patient, dedicated and enthusiastic about working with children of all ages.
Positive and cheerful
Exceptional organizational skills
Excellent communication skills
Amanda's Home DaycareWaterford, CA.Daycare owner09/2007 to 08/2011I supervised all of the children in my care. I ran a large daycare with 14 children. I employed a variety of materials for children to explore and manipulate in learning activities and imaginative play. I Read stories to the children and taught them painting, drawing and crafts. I also incorporated music and art activities to encourage creativity and expression. Communicated with children's parents and guardians about daily activities, behaviors and problems. Implemented positive discipline; followed policy of warning, timeout, talk and parent check-in. Planned weekly menus for 14 children following nutritional and allergen guidelines. Managed general housekeeping duties, including feeding, changing diapers, naptime, and cleanup. Maintained developmentally appropriate environment. Led developmentally appropriate activities for infant, toddler and school age children.
Merryhill PreschoolModesto, CA.Preschool Teacher06/2002 to 09/2005I created and implemented a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Supervised circle time, free play, outside play and learning and developmental activities. Encouraged early literacy through read-aloud time and alphabet games. Planned and led games, reading and activities for groups of 12-14 children. Carefully identified warning signs of emotional and developmental problems in children. I built stable, consistent and positive environment for four-year old children.
High School Diploma1997Hughson Union High School, Hughson, CA.
Child DevelopmentModesto Junior College, Modesto, CA.I took child development class' to become a Preschool Teacher. I have 12 units in child development.