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Meet Mary

Mary Breen, BSW, QMHP-T, Owner 

I have cared for children for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a large Italian family, I became the designated babysitter and was often asked to look after my younger cousins. Throughout high school I babysat for families and honed my nurturing caregiving style.  I used various networking methods to build my reputation, nannying throughout college, which resulted in returning clients and referrals. Being around children and bonding with families brought me so much joy. 


My Christian values contributed to the birth of MCPC’s Nanny & Babysitting Agency. We are growing faster than I could have ever imagined. With over 20 years of professional experience, I welcome the opportunity to discuss your childcare needs.

As the Owner & Founder, and Per Diem Elite Care Provider, I provide a comprehensive and customizable experience for parents, while welcoming children of all ages. We guarantee caring for your children as as our own. Contact us today to learn more about our services and qualifications.

Professional Expertise

While working this position, I gained valuable experience guiding young children so they reached their milestones. I became a trusted and integral part of each family and am actually still in touch with many of the children and families I previously took care of. Hearing from them and knowing I have affected their lives fills me with pride. I would estimate that I worked for approximately 80% of current client-families as their primary nanny or designated sitter prior to becoming a business owner.


I was the recipient of the of Saint Joseph’s Strength’ Perspective Award in 2013 for social work practice focused on collaborating with client systems; helping to discover and embellish, explore and utilize strengths and resources. Additionally, I have experience in various roles ranging from the public school system, mentoring, crisis work, in-home caregiving, case management, to life coaching, program management, and my current role as Regional Program Manager. I am in the process of writing a book and will provide the information once it is published as it is related to child welfare. I have extensive experience in the following:

Social Worker

Crisis Intervention

Child Welfare



Suicide Prevention

Case Management

Motivational Interviewing



Leadership Experience

Social Work



Discharge planning

Pet Care

Child Protective Services


Mary's Child and Pet Care, LLC of Virginia

Additional Expertise
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for all children.

  • Provide quality care for up to five children of various ages.

  • Over 20 years of child care experience has led to various pet sitting positions; testimonials available upon request.

  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate direct reports, and provide mentorship.

  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.

  • Read to and regulate children's rest periods.

  • Assign work schedules, following family requests, to ensure quality and timely delivery of service.

Child Care Professional

Various Families

  • Supervised and monitored the safety of children

  • Supported emotional and social development and encouraged understanding of others and positive self-concepts

  • Regulated children's rest periods

  • Helped children practice good hygiene and assisted with homework

  • Observed children's behavior for irregularities and administered medications when needed to maintain children's health and well-being

  • Organized and conducted age-appropriate recreational activities such as games, sports and art projects

  • Communicated with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues

  • Prepared and served nutritionally balanced meals

Program Manager/Senior Life Skills Coach

  • Led mandatory staff meetings as well as all scheduled in-service and other required trainings.

  • Developed monthly schedule for evening and overnight support staff.

  • Preparatory counseling with youth and families for placement or discharge.

  • Worked flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed while maintaining on-call duties 24/7.

  • Provided supportive service necessary for ensuring the safety of residents and promoting support for Support Staff.

  • Maintained therapeutic relationships with appropriate boundaries with all youth.

  • Recruited and hires staff members.

  • Took primary responsibility for decisions made during the shift.

  • Informed co-workers of concerns and issues related to meeting program expectations and/or resident needs during shift.

  • Transported and accompanies youth to court hearings, presenting to judge if appropriate and communicating with CASA team members as needed.

  • Attended Family Partnership Meetings (FPM) as needed.

  • Program wide recognition from Independent Living Director, LCSW, for “perfect chart reviews” as it relates to state licensing.

Life Skills Coach/Caseworker

  • Facilitated person-centered planning and Transitional Living Service Plan

  • Assisted youth/young adults in acquiring access to community resources

  • Supported individuals with mental health diagnoses as it relates to their goal progression

  • Submitted monthly and quarterly reports to the referring worker of the placing agency

  • Presented cases before the Family Assessment & Planning Team (FAPT)

  • Collaborated with social workers and other relevant parties

  • Met regularly with youth/young adults regarding life skills academy

  • Collected, recorded and submitted weekly documentation updates to social workers

  • Coached young adults in daily living, money management, employment, and other target areas

  • Responded to youth/young adults after-hours

  • Maintained confidentiality relating to all treatment and forms of communication

  • Promoted to Senior Life Skills Coach/Program Manager

Evening Support Counselor

  • Served as a positive role model for socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors

  • Utilized excellent interpersonal communication skills to proactively gain cooperation and resolve conflict and various crises

  • Consistently executed fair, firm and compassionate use of behavioral system

  • Provided transportation to places of employment, outings, and appointments

  • Promoted to Life Skills Coach

Care Manager

  • Conducted home visitations to ensure client can remain safe in the community

  • Maintained client records daily, reviewed case notes and documented client progress

  • Collaborated with other professionals to evaluate patient's cognitive and physical condition and arranged for respite at caregiver’s request

  • Provided emotional support to clients and families coping with diagnoses such as Dementia,Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer's Disease and other mental health diagnoses

  • Conducted unannounced home visits to verify client safety and report findings to Adult Protective Service worker

Crisis Worker

  • Counseled callers on the Veteran's Crisis Line, National Suicide Prevention Line and Hope line

  • Provided crisis intervention, assessed for safety and initiated active rescues when appropriate

  • Triaged statewide Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Service (EMPS) calls for children and youth

  • Referred callers to community agencies, programs and services to meet their basic needs

  • Researched requests for information, advocated for callers dealing with complex social problems and followed up to ensure service efficacy

  • Conducted the intake process and documented information in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).

  • Responded to calls regarding allegations of child abuse/neglect and made reports to the Department of Children and Families when appropriate

Administrative Assistant

  • Operated telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments

  • Greeted persons entering establishment, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destinations

  • Interviewed patients to complete documents, case histories, or forms, such as intake or insurance forms

  • Provided information about establishment, such as location of departments or offices, employees within the organization, or services provided

  • Received payment and record receipts for services

  • Performed various clerical or administrative functions, such as ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies.

  • Scheduled appointments and maintain and update appointment calendars

  • Kept a current record of staff members' whereabouts and availability

Master's in Social Work (In Progress)

January 2018 to May 2018

Bachelor's in Social Work

December 2014

Strengths Perspective Award

May 2013

For social work practice focused on collaborating with client systems; helping to discover and embellish, explore and utilize strengths and resources

Appreciation Award

May 2011

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