Yes I Can Learning and Development

  • Matteson, IL, USA
Over the course of fifteen years as a Daycare Provider/Director, I have built a successful career in the child care industry. Yet, I am seeking to transition into a Director Position that will effectively maximize my experiences. I believe the knowledge and skills I have developed would be a great fit for a Child Care Director’s position at your facility.
 I am a proven leader with a strong recorded of exceeding goals and expectations.  My experience and educational background have prepared me for this career move and some key proficiency to bring with my transition.
While at first glance I may not seem to fit your typical candidate profile. I am confident that my skills in communication, staff management and detail orientation would indeed be an excellent match for this position.

Patricia Mitchell

                                             PATRICIA D. MITCHELL  
146 Stonebrook Road * Matteson, Illinois  60443 * (708) 513-5922 

Communication                       Student Engagement 
Time Management                             Emotionally Supportive
Leadership                    Supervision
Detail Oriented                

Core Qualifications
Licensed Childcare Provider            Activity Planning and Supervision
Staff Management                Safety Management
Early Education Program Development    Interpersonal Communication
Social Skill Development            Conflict Resolution

Professional Experience
Day Care Provider/Director                    2002 – Present
Yes I Can Learning and Development            Matteson, IL 
Accountable for providing a secure and developmentally suitable daycare   
     program for children
Encouraged good behavior by using positive reinforcement methods
Lead and supervise a team of assistants to create unique and engaging classroom experiences.
Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, school and district leaders.
Organized and engaged in recreational activities for children
Observed and documented children’s behavior and progress, and provided updates to parents; notified parents of potential behavioral issues.
Handled At-Risk and special need children
Interviewed, hired and supervised daycare assistants

Substitute Teaching                                                  1999-2002
Various Education Institutes                                      South Suburbs 
Flexibility and versatility to work with a diverse group of students
Ability to teach all subjects of instruction and work with lesson plans established by primary teachers
Engage and motivate students toward success
Classroom management
Problem solving as necessary
Communicate with parents about student  behaviors 
Other substitute responsibilities as needed
Education and Credentials
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration 
Knoxville College,  Knoxville, TN.
Early Childhood Director Certificate
Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL 
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