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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Compassionate Preschool Director with 10 years of preschool and early childhood experience. Successful at providing leadership for both teachers and students. Understanding of marketing and recruitment practices with a fantastic eye for detail. Committed to running a cost-efficient school without sacrificing quality. Well-organized. Self-motivated. Much to offer in the area early educational and behavioral development.

Skills
  • Issues resolution
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • Staff supervision
  • Event planning
  • Office administration
  • Payment collection
  • Extensive experience with children birth through 5th grade
  • Student management software use
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Proficient in word processors
  • Florida regulatory requirements
  • Personnel training
  • Policy creation
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Team management
  • MS Office
  • Operational improvement
  • Project organization
  • Customer service
  • Planning and coordination
  • Security systems
  • Invoice generation
  • Contract development and management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Staff development
  • Clerical
  • Work ethic
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Computer skills
  • Reading/Proofreading
  • Friendly, positive attitude
Experience
8/10/20 to Current
Director of Early Education Mayer Hoffman Mccann P.C. East Windsor, NJ,
  • Recruited and trained top-quality educators and support staff to maximize program success.
  • Maintained current knowledge of applicable codes and required procedures to optimize learning environments.
  • Responsible for enforcing consistent compliance with state and local rules and regulations.
  • Oversaw daily operations of care and education of birth through 5th grade students.
  • Managed operation of and quite often taught in extended care of K5 - 5th grade.
  • Achieved Safe Sleep Center certification and Breastfeeding Friendly Center certification
  • Worked with parents and staff to improve student behavioral and learning issues with proactive approaches.
  • Achieved budgetary targets by monitoring expenses and resource utilization, cutting waste and strengthening revenue streams.
  • Interpreted government codes to meet safety and security codes.
  • Created new programs that resulted in increasing productivity and customer satisfaction.
  • Streamlined billing and bill payment, staff/parent communication, and record keeping.
  • Leveraged Brightwheel to input and compile data gathered from various sources.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
  • Performed site evaluations.
  • Maintained student and employee files to ensure ease of access and up to date information.
  • Improved curriculum
  • Maintained inventory of cleaning supplies, paper products and food
  • Kept work office, lobby, supply room, and lounge clean, organized, stocked and tidy
07/2017 to Current
Director Millhill Child And Family Development City, STATE,
  • Planned large-scale preschool events.
  • Educated teaching staff in key job functions such as behavior/classroom management, lesson planning and parent/family communication, as well as in Florida regulations, by holding training sessions for new hires.
  • Handled admission and placement of new students.
  • Assisted in developing the budget by working with administrators and committee members to assess the needs of teachers and the program and finding cost-effective solutions.
  • Oversaw the day-to-day activities of the preschool.
  • Achieved Safe Sleep Center certification and Breastfeeding Friendly Center certification
  • Ensured that facility operations were well-coordinated and of quality by establishing logical policies and communicating to staff, teachers and parents.
  • Improved on school curriculum and policies by conducting research on developments in early childhood education and integrating findings during planning.
  • Maintained current knowledge of applicable codes and required procedures to optimize learning environments.
  • Established and enforced modern educational standards to support student needs.
  • Achieved budgetary targets by monitoring expenses and resource utilization, cutting waste and strengthening revenue streams.
  • Worked with parents and staff to improve student behavioral and learning issues with proactive approaches.
  • Maintained student and employee files to ensure ease of access and up to date information.
  • Set and enhanced program schedules to meet expected demands and enhance student learning opportunities.
  • Utilized Tadpoles, Sandbox and Brightwheel software to compile data gathered from various sources.
  • Collaborated in development of emergency procedures.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions to staffing and supply problems.
  • Improved profit margins by streamlining operations and workflow and securing highly beneficial subsidy contracts and programs.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Developed and implemented "Teacher Boot Camp" training to improve teacher confidence and ensure quality care and education in the classroom.
  • Monitored and ensured compliance with Florida regulations and all governing agencies.
  • Secured and maintained accreditation with one of the nation's top national accrediting agencies.
  • Achieved excellent annual and biannual inspections with DCF and FLOCS, making us eligible for Gold Seal.
  • Maintained inventory of cleaning supplies, paper products and food
  • Kept work office, lobby, supply room, and lounge clean, organized, stocked and tidy
08/2016 to 07/2017
Lead Preschool Teacher Northside Christian Academy Preschool City, STATE,
  • Controlled classroom environments with clearly outlined rules and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Enhanced sensory abilities by giving children access to numerous textures and shapes.
  • Organized and led activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies such as games and crafts for experiential learning.
  • Taught children foundational skills such as colors, shapes and letters.
  • Created and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum addressing all learning styles.
  • Collaborated with parents to develop and maintain strong support networks and build rapport to foster seamless communication.
  • Identified children in need of extra support for emotional, health-related or developmental concerns and conceived improvement strategies.
  • Increased academic performance by diversifying teaching techniques.
  • Utilized technological advancements that engaged children.
  • Updated files for individual children and teachers for recordkeeping.
  • Performed assessments on each child and documented results.
  • Abided by all local regulations as well as safety protocols.
  • Evaluated facility environment, removed concerns and optimized for children's safety.
  • Established open and loving environment where children could express desires and focus on learning.
  • Updated daily bulletin board with children's artwork and accomplishments.
  • Promoted good behaviors by using positive reinforcement methods with children.
  • Maintained attendance records.
  • Maintained daily records of individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
11/2011 to 07/2014
Connections Director First Baptist Church Of Jacksonville City, STATE,
  • Played instrumental role in launching new volunteer teams.
  • Wrote crisp and fresh announcements and collaborated on marketing.
  • Oversaw special promotional events to drive positive morale and boost participation.
  • Identified target audience and developed optimized communication plans to engage and interest individuals.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including volunteer recruitment, placement and management, and overseeing operations of volunteer teams at two campuses covering 5 services per weekend (including a satellite campus where weekly set-up and tear-down was required).
  • Improved volunteer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Ran "Connections Table" every service, which was the "hub" for any and all information about the entire ministry and how to get connected in any capacity.
  • Maintained weekday office hours for communication, paperwork and constant program improvement.
08/2008 to 06/2011
In-Home Childcare Provider Self City, State,
  • Conferred with parents to inform on type of daily activities, successes, strengths observed and potential obstacles to healthy development.
  • Monitored children's activities at all times, mindful of safety hazards and development of good hygienic and social habits.
  • Instructed children on proper routines and techniques for eating, tooth-brushing, toilet use and hand-washing.
  • Washed and folded laundry, cleaned living areas, washed dishes, changed bed linens.
  • Supported healthy emotional and social development through intervention in conflict between children, positive reinforcement techniques and encouraging cooperation.
  • Taught children basic skills and encouraged creativity in painting, drawing, arts and crafts, music and other expressive activities.
  • Read books aloud to children, encouraging interaction and teaching proper expression through vocal inflections appropriate to story content.
  • Cleaned toys, play equipment, dishes and other surfaces to keep facility sanitary.
  • Changed diapers and dressed children, assisting and educating children on proper use of clothing, such as tying shoelaces.
  • Engaged groups of culturally diverse children in creative, safe and focused setting.
  • Assisted children in developing fine motor skills in preparation of preschool and kindergarten.
  • Organized and planned age-appropriate lessons involving reading, crafts, music and movement.
  • Improved group and individual behavior with positive management strategies.
  • Maintained organized and clean classroom and work areas.
  • Incorporated music and art activities to encourage creativity and expression.
  • Implemented and oversaw activities centered on promoting learning and imaginative play.
  • Kept children safe and secure at all times.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans based on ages and abilities of class children.
  • Taught children how to complete basic crafts such as paintings, drawings and decorations.
  • Discussed new developments, misbehavior and concerns with parents or guardians.
  • Secured indoor and outdoor premises to protect children under care.
  • Balanced schedules to provide optimal rest, play and educational periods.
  • Enforced rules to teach manners and maintain safe environment.
  • Provided nurturing and appropriate environment for children ranging in age from six weeks to age five.
  • Helped prepare meals, snacks and refreshments for children, accounting for individual dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Led children in tidying up, handwashing and pottying to teach responsibility.
  • Assisted children in development of social, communication and problem-solving skills.
Education and Training
Expected in 04/2019 to to
Child Development Associate (CDA)/Staff Credential (FCCPC): Early Childhood Education
Florida Gateway College - Lake City, FL
GPA:
Expected in 04/2019 to to
Director's Credential: Child Care Center Management
Florida Gateway College - Lake City, FL
GPA:
Expected in 05/2000 to to
High School Diploma:
Kenwood High School - Clarksville, TN
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Florida Gateway College
  • Florida Gateway College
  • Kenwood High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Early Education
  • Director
  • Lead Preschool Teacher
  • Connections Director
  • In-Home Childcare Provider

Degrees

  • Child Development Associate (CDA)/Staff Credential (FCCPC)
  • Director's Credential
  • High School Diploma

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