Have a warm, caring, and nurturing attitude towards children
Over 15 years’ experience with Infant/toddler/twins/elementary age
Understanding of child psychology and stages of development
6 years teaching experience in public library settings
Ability to create a curriculum to ensure children’s school readiness
Nanny experience working with high profile families
Adaptable to standards/desires of family- adhering to parent philosophy
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and social etiquette skills
US Citizen/Fluent in English/Clear background check & motor vehicle report
College Graduate/ First Aid & CPR Certified
Texas Health and Human Services| Child Care Licensing: 2.5 clocked hours in “E’s in the Classrooms” & “The Many Hats: Roles of Leadership”
Early Childhood Education Coursework –Texas A&M University System/Texas Department of Family and Protective Services online courses
Kaplan Family Dallas, TX May 2018 – July 2019
Full-time Nanny, Age of Child Upon Hire: 14 months old
Responsible for the safety, discipline, and personal care of the child. Accountable for creating a safe, structured, and caring environment. Creating an advance toddler curriculum to challenge child’s educational needs and growth. Provide a structured environment for preschool children and teach them basic skills such as dressing and toileting. Coordinate field trips to local parks, museums and play dates. Encourage child to be understanding of and patient with others. Communicate with parents about daily activities and send pictures using the Bright Wheel application. Implement reward system, affirmations, self – control techniques. Clean child’s areas of the house - change linens, clean bathroom, sterilize toddler’s dishes, laundry, organize the child’s room.
Scott Family Dallas, TX March 2014 – May 2018
Full-time Nanny, Age of Child Upon Hire: 2 years old & 1 year old
Followed mother’s nap, food, and activity schedule. Created infant curriculum for child’s based on educational level and needs. Responsible for timely drop off/ pick up from toddler’s school, grocery shopping for the children, and taking children to the museum and zoo. Performed light housekeeping, laundry, organization of children’s rooms/bathroom, and meal preparation Sometimes cared for children on date nights
Dailey Family Glenn Heights, TX Oct 2011 – Feb 2014
Part-time Nanny, Age of Child upon Hire: 8 years old
Helped child to develop habits of caring for hygiene and cleanliness. Cared for child during summer months and for special weekend periods during the school year. Engaged child in stimulating puzzles, games, educational trips, and nature activities. Positively affected problem behaviors with modeling and verbal instruction. Sometimes care for child during overnight hours. Performed light housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation. Periodically took child to appointments or pick up from school when ill. Assisted with homework and special projects.
Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church Dallas, TX Oct 2014 – Present
Toddler Kingdom Servant
Teach age appropriate activities to toddlers (18 to 23 months) according to the ministry’s Bible curriculum. Ensure classroom activities are implemented - Storytime, creative play, snacks, crafts, and buggy rides. Label all diaper bags and children belongings, sanitize all toys, and classroom maintenance. Demonstrate certain values to the children such as caring for others, respect, love, and manners. Promote toddler security and attachment through immediate and caring response. Communicate with parents on security and sign in procedures, updates on child’s progress, Sunday activities, and help to resolve any issues or concerns of the parents.
Lancaster Public Library Lancaster, TX Oct 2011 – Feb 2014
Children’s Reference Specialist
Executed children programming through supervising scheduled tours of the library and activities for children’s entertainment in coordination with the team members. Implemented Toddler Storytime led children in developmentally appropriate activities by reading stories, teaching songs, preparing craft materials and providing opportunities for creative expression. Built rapport with parents by explaining how to develop good reading habits with children, Core reading instruction, and assisted with finding books based on reading levels. Planned and executed monthly themes for children’s display case, shelve décor, and bulletin boards. Helped children in finding resources for projects, homework, and book reports according to the Lancaster ISD curriculum. Participated in informational outreach programs and served as the liaison between the library and other community organizations. Facilitated informal instruction of children library databases and electronic resources. Researched, selected, and purchased books on varied subjects of children's interest.
Dallas Public Library Dallas, TX Aug 2008 – Sept 2011
Assistant Children’s Program Coordinator
Coordinated and executed Toddler Storytime on a weekly basis. Lead toddlers in activities by reading stories, teaching songs, preparing craft materials and providing consistent learning opportunities for toddlers every week. Planned, organized, and supervised programs for children’s education and entertainment, such as, Preschool Lab, ABC’s & 123’s, Cookies & Milk Storytime.
Every Child Ready to Read program - Selected books based on themes and read at daycare centers as weekly outreach. Overseen the execution of the Equal Heart Snack Program – serving 90 children per week. Assisted branch librarians with Storytime at Southwest Center Mall on Saturday afternoons.
Built a rapport with library parents on reading levels, Dallas ISD curriculum, and developmentally appropriate activities. Promoted all children related programs through design of promotional flyers, outreach, and monthly themed posters.
University of Houston, Houston, TX 2001-2006
BS Consumer Sciences & Merchandising, Cum Laude
Enrolled Online Early Childhood Courses July 2019
Understanding Infant and Toddler Development
Emergency Planning for Child Care Providers
Ensuring the Health and Safety of Infants and Toddlers in Child Care
Managing Common Childhood Illnesses in Child Care
Safe Sleep: Reducing the Risk of Sleep-Related Infant Death
Ten Behaviors That Promote a Healthy Weight in Preschool Children
Developing Appropriate Learning Environments for Infants/Toddlers
Child Growth and Development from Infancy to School-Age
Responding to Challenging Infant Toddler Behavior
Introduction/Objectives Age-Appropriate Nutrition