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Center Director

Louisville, KY
March 19, 2018

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LaNiece J Benson

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Louisville, KY 40212



Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville KY

Associate in Applied Science, Early Childhood Education 2008


Kentucky Early Childhood, Kentucky Child Care Provider, Child Care Assistant and CPR Certified


St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education January 2017 to Present

Center Director

Manage CACFP program, including coordinating parent sessions to ensure full benefit access file monthly claims and reports. File claims monthly, maintain files and work with caseworkers.

Visits CACFP portal at daily to monitor for outstanding claims or errors

Manages CCAP program. Files claims monthly, maintain files and works with caseworkers.

Monitors CCAP portal daily for application status.

Agency participates in and strives to reach the highest level of quality as measured by the state ranking system (STARS). Management adapts to changing circumstances, learns from the field, and conducts quality improvement activities. Attends all required workshops and approved professional development.

Supervises the maintenance of the Center to be a welcoming place for constituent families by consistently providing a clean, wholesome learning environment. Classrooms, offices, shared spaces, and storage areas are maintained in an orderly manner and kitchen facilities exceed licensing requirements. Oversees procurement. Schedules routine maintenance of the building and repairs as needed.

Balances business operations by controlling expenses. Creates and manages schedules, including approving paid time off (PTO), for teachers and substitutes. Supervises all aspects of kitchen duties including, but not limited to: staffing, inventory, and health department inspections. Approves timesheets for bi-weekly payroll. Reviews inventory logs for supplies and equipment. Supervises front desk staff, teaching staff, volunteers and interns.

Oversees teaching and operations, maintaining all standards including safety, licensing requirements and provision of quality curricula. When required to attend partner meetings, will delegate Center management to appropriate staff, i.e. the Administrative Assistant and Staff Lead Teacher. Creates weekly staff schedules ensuring classrooms are adequately staffed and child-to-teacher ratios are maintained per state licensing. Reviews lesson plans approved by Lead Teacher. Oversees volunteer background checks and forwards applications to Human Resources.

Provides documentation for on- and off-site Human Resources files.

Conducts monthly fire drills and quarterly tornado and earthquake drills. Maintains documentation of drills for licensing.

KinderCare Learning Center 2011-2016

Assistant Director

Organize staff shifts, coordinate meetings and teach training sessions and take daily attendance rosters

Maintain files of all employees at the center, monitor and observe staff performances and appearance

Assisting the director in running the day-to-day operations of the center and also filling in for the director when necessary

KinderCare Learning Center 2008- 2011

Management Assistant, Health and Safety Coordinator

Supervise and communicate with workers

Keeping immunizations up to date

Assisting management in procuring supplies

Scheduling fire drills and ensuring that health and safety standards are met

KinderCare Learning Center 2006-2008

Prekindergarten Teacher

Maintained an open relationships with parents

Provided a rich, nurturing environment that prepared children for kindergarten

Promoted independence in an organized atmosphere

Organized unique activities that were designed to support children's social, physical, emotional and intellectual development

KinderCare Learning Center 2003-2006

Before & After School Teacher, Van Driver

Maintained an open relationships with parents

Provided a comfortable environment where children build confidence, self-esteem, character and social skills

Kept school-aged motivated and focused with a fun and stimulating environment

Transported children safely to and from center and field trips



Outlook, Windows 2003 and XP, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pro Care

Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Multiple Priorities

Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects

Leadership/Management Skill

Goal-driven leader who maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches employees to meet high performance standards


Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and colleagues

References available upon request

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