April R.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Highly motivated, innovative, and goal-orientated teacher with more than 10 years of experience and a comprehensive expertise in structure building with management experience, Expertise in objectives and practices with proven success in effectively educating young children. Maintain strong work ethic and accustomed to building long-term quality relationships with customer clientele and co-workers to have an efficient and productive work environment

 

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Quick Learner

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Over 10 yrs. of Early Childhood Development experience, ages Infants through Pre-K

  • Certified Food Handlers certificate

  • Business Development

  • US Citizen 

  • CCEI Certified in Assessing Young Children, Part 1 and 2

  • CCEI Certified in Leadership Management 

  • Understanding Development 

  • Flexibility /Adaptability/Managing multiple priorities 

  • Planning and organizing 

  • Experience working with High-Profile families

  • Own DL and reliable car w/ insurance

  • CCEI Certified in Positive Guidance Reinforcement and Setting Limits, Ages 1-6

  • CCEI certified Outdoor Safety in Early Childhood Setting

  • First-Aid & CPR Certified

  • Certificate in Texas Minimum Standards

EXPERIENCE

Nanny for The Birch Family

DeSoto, Tx, 2020

  • The role and responsibility included daily care for their  6 month old son.  

  • Maintained his daily schedule, from naps to feeding scheduling, laundry, daily meal prep , cleaning and sanitizing practicing safe Covid methods. 

  • Introduce new age appropriate daily activities from motor -skill activities to fine motor and gross motor activities. Reading, free play and developing social skills. 

  • Worked alongside parents to make sure we were on the same page with his development and daily care needs. 

Nanny for The Crawford Family

McKinney, Tx, 2017-2020

  • Offered part time and as needed care for  a single mom of a 3 year old child.

  • Roles and responsibilities were to help clean, cook, help with the pets and work with the child on a healthy daily routine.

  • Maintained a consistent schedule and adjusted as needed.

  • Engaged in child related activities, learning time, art and crafts, working on social and emotional  skills as well as fine-motor and gross-motor activities.

  • Offered educational and speech support 

  • Responsible for overnight care and household management while the mom occasionally  traveled on weekends.  

Lead Teacher Preschool / Assistant Teacher

Richardson, TX - Carpe Diem Private Preschool

Southlake, TX. - September 2016 to 2019

  • Create and implement developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addresses all learning styles.

  • Promote good behaviors by using the positive reinforcement methods.

  • Maintain daily records of children's individual activities, behaviors, meals, and naps. Establish a safe play environment for the children.

  • Supervise children on field trips to local parks, fire stations, and zoos.

  • Distribute quarterly educational assessments, similar to report cards, to each parent. Encourage children to be understanding of others.

  • Collaborate with colleagues on developing new classroom projects and monthly themes.

 

Teacher/Front Desk

For Kids Only Child Development Center

2009-2015

  • Worked at front desk with children of various ages.

  • Head Teacher - Organized activities that developed children's physical, emotional and social growth.

  • Redirected children to encourage safe, positive behaviors.

  • Created daily lesson pans for activities.

  • Physically and verbally interacted with children throughout the day.

  • Continually encouraged children to be understanding and patient with others.

  • Helped facilitate indoor and outdoor play, parent-teacher conferences and keeping the classroom clean.

Precious Angels Academy              

Garland  Tx, 2006-2010

  • Pre-k Teacher for 3 years, building  classroom management for a new school and developed core curriculum.

  • Helped with the art department and supervision of subordinate staff, daily activities , monitoring children’s progress, and maintenance of the school.

  • Distributed medication, drove the school bus and ran summer camp

  • Role switched to office assistant for 3 years where I continued to work closely with parents and students. 

 

EDUCATION  

Health Care Administration

South Garland High School 2003

Garland, Tx, Dallas

Coursework in Business Administration