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I work full-time with children birth through two years old at a local day school.  I've worked in day school since January 2005.  Loving on these precious children and teaching them is my passion!

I also offer complimentary Disneyworld vacation planning advice and tips to those who are hoping for a more fulfilling, magical experience.

Work experience

Aug 2011Present

Childcare Provider

Highland Day School

Highland Day School is a licensed day care program that seeks to continue the mission of the Highland Children’s Ministry by providing a safe, loving place where families in our community can bring their children to be cared for and blessed.

I have worked throughout the nursery and toddler classes, and am currently substituting during the summer program.  I started as the full-time birth through 6 months nursery caregiver; upon returning from maternity leave, I was with the 12-18 month toddlers.

Birth through 6 month nursery:

Provide loving, gentle care for newborns up to six months of age.  Encourage physical and cognitive development with appropriate toys, books, "tummy time," and sensory stimulation.  Administer regular meals (bottles of breastmilk or formula and introduce baby food per parental request) and medicine as required.  Supervise nap time.  Stroller rides in the building and outdoors as weather permits.

12-18 month toddler class:

Provide supervision and age-appropriate instruction and activity centers for newly walking children.  Instruction includes story time, flash cards (shapes, colors, numbers, letters, animals), water and/or bean sensory play, and singing.  Activity centers include shape sorting and building blocks, musical instruments, pretend play with dress-up and kitchen, soft climbing structure, and puzzles.  Administer morning and afternoon snacks as well as lunches provided by the parents, with special attention given to allergies.  Administer medicine as required.  Stroller rides inside to view and interact with school pets.  Outdoor play time as weather permits.

May 2009Jun 2011

Childcare Provider and Child Fitness Instructor

Searcy Athletic Club

Childcare Provider: 

Supervised children ages 6 months to 12 years while facilitating physical and educational activities. 

Child Fitness Instructor:

Instructed a MWF wellness class for toddlers (ages 1.5 - 4 years) with focus on coordination, motor skills, and interpersonal communication. Activities included: - balancing practice - rhythm and drums - color recognition - basketball basics (dribbling, shooting) - follow the leader

Jan 2005May 2011

Preschool teacher

College Church of Christ - Carpenter's Kids program

Co-teacher for 2-year old (01/2005-08/2007) and 3-year-old (08/2007-05/2011) classes in a church-based preschool. Responsibilities included: - teaching Bible-based curriculum that incorporates basic academic skills to prepare children for entering kindergarten (letters, colors, shapes, numbers) - preparing crafts and assisting with weekly art class - supervising physical activities during recess - instructing rotating centers designed to enhance physical/cognitive development and fine motor skills - supervising snacks and meals

Oct 2006Aug 2009

Sales Associate and Seasonal Sales Leader

Bath & Body Works

Sales Associate:

Provide outstanding customer service; operate cash register; process shipment; restock store. Sales Leader (12/2007-04/2008):

Responsible for hourly sales segments; supervised sales associates; assigned and monitored daily responsibilities; managed cash collections, including bank deposits.

May 2006Dec 2007

Career Center, student staff

Harding University

Uploaded jobs/descriptions to the web site, Career Matrix; acted as liaison between employers and Career Center for web purposes; created and filed student MBTI personality portfolios; various clerical duties as assigned.

May 2007Aug 2007

Children's Ministry Intern

Downtown Church of Christ

Organized and supervised summer events for children aged three through sixth grade; responsible for up to 50 children at any given time; created a 4-day day camp with daily crafts, activities, meals/snacks, and class time culminating in an end-of-camp performance; delegated responsibilities for meal planning and chaperoning; designed several activities for a community-wide church-sponsored carnival.



Event Planning
I specialize in planning bridal and baby showers for friends, and for friends of friends who need additional assistance.  I can work with your budget and create a beautiful event that coordinates with the color scheme or nursery theme that has been chosen.  I can also assist with memorable birthday celebrations.   Recent events:   "Batman" themed baby shower "Very Hungry Caterpillar" 1st birthday celebration Organic parenting baby shower Multiple blue-and-gold themed adult birthday celebrations Multiple 50th birthday celebrations Bride-specific lingerie showers


Aug 2011Present


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