Hello my name Minnett Woody. I was born in Richmond VA but I grew up in
Montpelier VA. I have an older sister and a younger brother. My mother was a single
mom who raised my sister, brother, and I. The high school that I attended and
received my diploma from was Patrick Henry High School. My love for children began
at a young age. When I attended church as a teenager I helped out with Sunday
school. Growing up I did occasional babysitting for young children.
During my high school years I took courses to help out in the 1/2 day Preschool program
which led to my first job at the age of 15 working at a childcare center. Working at Kiddi
Kingdom in Ashland VA was where I made the choice to pursue Early Childhood Education in
college. My strengths include that I am passionate, creative, motivated, dedicated, a
hard worker and reliable. Having great customer service skills as well as knowledge is
what makes me a great person to work with children and families. My personal hobbies include
babysitting, crafting and photography. I am interested in working with children in many different
settings such as public schools, childcare centers, helping out in children homes, etc..
My dream was to become the Education Coordinator at the center I work for now. I am proud
to say that goal has been accomplished now. I recently got that promotion. Now I am learning
my new role. My new dream is to one day own my own childcare center but first I would like
to gain experience as a Director of a center some day. I am taking this training in hopes to learn
more about working with young children and the local resources out there. I am eager to
have more knowledge of all of the research and resources that are out there. After I get my
Associates Degree I would like to go back and take extra courses and one day seek a Bachelors
Degree. My job also offers to pay for the CDA program so that is something else that I am
looking into. But for now I'd like to focus on my new role as Education Coordinator.