Talented early education professional 11+ years with diverse experience in planning and implementing various activities for promoting physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth of children. I owned and operated a license home child care for 4 1/2 years prior to working at Head Start. As the owner of my child care, I was responsible for organizing the day to day lesson plans and activities. I supervised over other employees and was able to model and mentor them in developmentally appropriate practices. In my own business I took care of all paperwork involving the day to day operation of the business. I have experience working with Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). In my years at Head Start I acquired more experience and received on the job training. I also continued my education by going to school and receiving my Masters in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Special Education. I have worked with families and formed partnerships with them to implement effective learning skills for their child. I plan and carry out lesson plans that reflect developmentally appropriate practices on a day to day basis. I pride myself on being able to multi-task, remain calm under pressure, and stay on task and maintaining my paperwork. In my current job position I have worked with providers and community partners. I give weekly presentations on , "How to find Quality Child Care." I have also provided trainings to Child Care Providers that focus on early childhood. I assure you that I am a hard worker and I enjoy communicating early childhood education to new staff, as well as parents. In my career at Head Start and working with Huffer, I have enjoyed being able to work with children and families.
Trained staff members.
Coursework in Emergency Preparedness
Emphasis in Child Development
Early Childhood Education Special Education
Coursework in Behavior Management
Emphasis in Child Development
I knowledgeable in the Head Start program and performance standards. I have used the assessments before and am able to administer them if the need should arise. I have used the Devereux and know how to explain it to parents, and use it to see if children need any further services. I am also familiar with and have used Brigance and Creative Curriculum. I have worked up a lesson plan and included in them the goals that I have individually set for each child. I also know how to enter information into the computer, and can work through many of the computer programs that are used. I enjoy speaking in front of a audience, as well as meeting new people. I have the knowledge and experience of knowing what it takes to work in a early childhood classroom from day to day. I also know the importance of working with parents. I look forward to using my knowledge and skills to help in the classrooms that I will be working with.
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