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Kira T. - Seeking Work in Colchester
Kira T.
Colchester$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
<p>Full Name: Kirstin     Nickname: Kira</p> <p>Age: 24 years of age</p> <p>Years of Experience: 11 years of child care experience</p> <p>I've also worked for a Center from March 2013-June 2013 for the Spring season with 4th, 5th and 6th graders.</p> <p>Reccently I was working at a before and after school program [MECCA] from 7:00am-8:30am and from 2:15/45pm until 5:30/6:00pm Monday through Friday. </p> <p>I worked all summer (from 2010-present) at a camp as the Unit Leader for the Senior Unit (Ages 14-16) a senior counselor, trip leader, life guard and assistant horse back riding staff. I have worked for two years as a teachers assistant at an elementary school.</p> <p>A little about me:<br />I have a mother named Sharon and a step father named Steve who live in New York with our lovely black lab Jack. <br />I also have a father named Don and a step mother named Elaine they in Connecticut with my eight year old brother Jake, and two pets Max and Maverick. <br />I have a sister named Kelsey who just graduated from Unity College in Maine. We are very close and I am so very proud of her.</p> <p>Here are some things that my campers have said about me:</p> <p> "I think it's fantastic that you know the names of every single camper in your Unit and that you truly care about every single one of them. You amaze me."  Natalia</p> <p>"You always make me feel better when I am down." Cayla</p> <p> "You are an awesome counselor, and I love how you care about your campers." Emily</p> <p>"You are an amazing person. You are so nice and sweet. This summer you are making an impact on so many girl's lives, including mine. Thank you!" Lauren</p> <p>"You are my role model, friend, and counselor all-in one. Everything you do makes me want to be a better person. You're funny, charming and sweet. Thank you for being there and being somebody I look up to. Love you forever." Em</p> <p>Here are some of the other counselor's quotes:</p> <p>"It was great meeting you this summer. You're so sweet and you were always willing to talk to me no matter how busy you were." Sara</p> <p>"You are one of the lovliest, most genuinely kind people I have ever met." Leah</p> <p> "I couldn't have gotten through this summer without you." Emily</p> <p>"You are always so nice and friendly!" Nora</p> <p>"You have such a great way about you, people arre so comfortable around you. I am so glad to have gotten to know you, I feel very lucky." Sam</p> <p> "You are the sweeest person at camp. Always postive with something nice to say. I always cheered up when you were around." Ashley</p> <p>"Your always so happy and full of spirit!" Katie</p> <p>"From the start you were always super open and welcoming, and it's great! Your girls obviously love you and so do all of the staff!" Alison</p> <p> "Thanks for all your hard work and effort. you are willing to do anything which is fantastic!" Jaxie <p>If you need any more references I would be more than happy to give them to you.</p> <p> </p> <p>Classes taken that apply to job:<br />Early Childhood (Formerly Child Development I) (0832)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />This course is for any student who may be considering the fields of education, healthcare, social work, or human services. It<br />is also for the students who would like to effectively interact with children as a relative, future coach, mentor or parent. Child<br />development topics include: the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of infants and toddlers, conception,<br />pregnancy, prenatal care, birth defects, child abuse, child birth and the impact of an infant on a family through the use of<br />infant simulators. This course is part of the Early Childhood College Career Pathway with Three Rivers Community College.</p> <p>Middle Childhood & Exceptionalities (Formerly Child Development II) (0833)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />This course is a continuation of Early Childhood and addresses the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of<br />children ages four to twelve. Typical and atypical development will be addressed. Students will explore various exceptional<br />children topics. Students will explore national and state special education laws and practices as well as gain experience in<br />working with preschool children and students with special needs. Instructor approval is required.<br />Prerequisite: Early Childhood</p> <p>THE PRESCHOOLER (0824)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />Students interested in the field of early childhood education would benefit from this course. This course is an extension of<br />Early Childhood and will emphasize learning the Child Development Associate competencies. Only students seriously interested<br />in interacting with young children should sign up for this course, as we will be operating our own preschool, The Beginner<br />Bobcat Preschool. Students will be responsible to create, conduct, implement, and evaluate lessons for preschool<br />students. Students will also create bulletin boards, story books, finger plays and other preschool based assignments. It will<br />be required that students arrange to make formal observations at a daycare, preschool or kindergarten setting. This course<br />is part of the Early Childhood College Career Pathway with Three Rivers Community College. Instructor approval is required.<br />Prerequisite: Early Childhood</p> <p>CULINARY ARTS I (0811)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />Students will apply basic cooking techniques to food preparation in the areas of: breakfast foods, salads, vegetables, grains,<br />sandwiches, casseroles, some basic desserts. This course begins with the study of kitchen safety and sanitation and includes<br />a focus on personal nutrition, kitchen math, lab organization, and equipment.<br />Open to grades 9-12.</p> <p>CULINARY ARTS II (0812)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />Students will apply basic and advanced cooking techniques to food preparation in the areas of stocks, soups, sauces, poultry,<br />meats, fish, and shellfish. This course begins with a review of kitchen safety and sanitation and includes a focus on menu<br />writing, food presentation with garnishing, recent topics in nutrition, and working with more advanced recipes. Students will<br />work to perfect mise en place, kitchen math, and their overall understanding of culinary principles.<br />Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I</p> <p>I have also taken a course called INST 202 The School and Society at Virginia Wesleyan College.</p> <p> </p>
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Princess S. - Seeking Work in Vernon
Princess S.

She helped me get the flow of things and trained me in the baby room. I never worked in a daycare before and she showed me all the steps that I needed to do. She was so loving and paid much attention to the kids to made sure everything was handled. - Mindy

Angela V. - Seeking Work in New Haven
Angela V.

She worked so close with the toddler age group (1-3 yrs) for two years and has made so many kids feel at home. She learns fast and adapts quickly to new concepts - Koryn

Gugulethu M. - Seeking Work in Waterbury
Gugulethu M.

She loves kids. She’s passionate in everything she does in relation to the kids. She does not carry herself as a nanny but she carries herself as a part of the family and as a big sister to the kids. She’s got a big heart. She’s a hard worker and she loves helping around, she goes extra mile. Overall she’s got a big heart! - Faith

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