Hello. I am extremely excited to have this opportunity to share with you my strong desire to continue my work and utilize my skills of working with and for families and their children. The Early Childhood field and my years of experience has attained me the skills to work with and for children, families, and the community for over 20 years. My personable persona, people oriented skills, and exceptional customer engagement skills are the descriptors that outlines my who I am and some of my abilities. My relationships with families have allowed me the opportunity to assist them with understanding the needs for their personal selves and their children through assessments, conversations and consulting. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you to discuss my qualifications in detail. Highlights Management/Supervising professional Behavior management techniques Approachable Resourceful Exceptional organizational skills Client engagement specialist Great colleague and supporter Excellent communication skills
Exceptional organizational skills
Conflict resolution techniques
Executive DirectorApr 2008 to Apr 2014 Thurgood Marshall Child Development Center
Responsible for the overall function and operation of the Thurgood Marshall Child Development Center which included proper staffing and child ratios, maintain files for all staff, worked collaboratively with the Board for center needs, maintained an environment of peace for all families, children and staff.
Developed and maintained relationships with new and existing families, staff and other community facilities such as the Administrative office the US Courts, Building facilities, and the area safe haven school Stuart Hobson.
Provided one on one counseling for all families regarding their specific needs such as understanding their child's developmental stage, tools and strategies to enhance their child's experiences and life as well as maintained follow up counseling for progress evaluations.
Provided educational opportunities through workshops, trainings, and discussions for families and staff.
Stayed abreast of the current qualifications to succeed and maintain NAEYC (National Association of the Education of Young Children) accreditation.
Maintained enrollment of children in the facility 90 percent of the time.
Assistant DirectorJul 2007 to Mar 2008 LaPetite Academy
Assisted Director with staffing classrooms as needed to maintain ratios.
Ensured accurate tuition payments were received from families daily and weekly.
Prepared and Lead all staff meetings in the absence of the Director to ensure pertinent information was received and understood.
Worked directly with families to resolve issues regarding the facility needs, teacher's needs, or personal needs.
Supervised and held staff accountable for the appropriate needs of the children and families in their care.
Updated and maintained LaPetite Academy data base with staff and families personal information.
Pre-School TeacherAug 1998 to Jul 2007 Broadcasters' Child Development Center
Employed a variety of materials for children to explore and manipulate in learning activities and imaginative play.
Offered detailed daily reports to families that outlined each child's activities.
Maintained daily records of activities, behaviors, meals and naps for all children.
Carefully identified warning signs of emotional and developmental problems in children through careful observations and interactions with the children in my care.
Created and implemented a developmentally appropriate curriculum according to the knowledge and experience of DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice).
Upheld all CPR and First Aide regulated certifications for me and my staff.
Offered stimulating curriculum that accommodated all learning styles including groups and one on one times.
BA Degree, Human DevelopmentMay 2013School of Education-University of the District of ColumbiaHuman Development
AA Degree, Nursery School and Child DevelopmentMarch 2008University of the District of ColumbiaNursery School and Child Development
45 hour Directors and Management Series, July 2010
Boosted College enrollment via staff.
Successfully guided staff through accreditation process.
Maintain professional relations with AO officials (USCOURTS).
Maintained center budget in the positive (black) Reduced center cost through unconventional methods of spending Professional Affiliations National Black Child Institute National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)