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The Kids Place - Director Resume Example

Isaiah Edwards
XXX XXXX XXXXX XXXXXX, Spring Valley, IL 61362
Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic director with a solid history of achievement in quality childcare education. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include Active Learning, Active Listening and Service Orientation.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Learning
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Education and Training
  • Troubleshooting
  • Instructing
  • Coordination
Director Jul 2007Present The Kids Place LaSalle, Il
  • Set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff, and recommend personnel actions for programs and services.
  • Determine allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment, and authorize purchases.
  • Review and evaluate new and current programs to determine their efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with state, local, and federal regulations, and recommend any necessary modifications.
  • Review and interpret government codes, and develop procedures to meet codes and to ensure facility safety, security, and maintenance.
  • Prepare and submit budget requests or grant proposals to solicit program funding.
  • Inform businesses, community groups, and governmental agencies about educational needs, available programs, and program policies.
  • Monitor students' progress, and provide students and teachers with assistance in resolving any problems.
  • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities and policies, and students' behavioral or learning problems.
Teacher Oct 1996Jul 2007 The Kids Place La Salle, Il
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.
  • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
  • Teach proper eating habits and personal hygiene.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to children.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
Home Visitor Sep 1994Jun 1996 Head Start Rockfalls, Il
  • Organize and share activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips with families
  • To be a catalyst and liaison between Tri County Opportunities Council Head Start Program and to enroll families
  • To support parents as the main educator in the child's life
  • Complete assessment and summary on each child, create Individual Education Plan.
  • To assist parents in planning play day and family days.
  • Maintain confidentiality
Superisor Aug 1989Sep 1993 Coventant Children's Home Princeton, Il
  • Manage staff, and assigning specific duties.
  • Supervising youth.
  • Maintained required documents, files and records.
  • Administer medication.
  • Assist with therapist DCFS and court appearances.
  • Lead issue groups for girls ages 11 - 19.
  • Assist youth with homework and teach daily life skills.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment. 
Bachelor of Arts: Early Childhood Education Sep 2012 Kendall College Chicago, IL
Criminal Justice May 1983 Henderson Community College Athens , Te
High School Diploma: General May 1981 Bandera High School Bandera, Te
Social Work Illinois State University Bloomington, IL
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Previous Companies:

  • The Kids Place
  • Head Start
  • Coventant Childrens Home

Previous Job Positions:

  • Director
  • Teacher
  • Home Visitor
  • Superisor


  • Kendall College
  • Henderson Community College
  • Bandera High School
  • Illinois State University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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