I have successfuly parented a son and a daughter who are now productive adults living on their own. I started babysitting at age thirteen and have literally been involved in children's lives ever since! I have been a teacher's aide in a handicapped preschool class for 1 1/2 yrs.during which time I attended a number of training classes pertaining to preschoolers: communicable diseases, recognizing child abuse,arts/crafts and teaching/training in a classroom setting; I have taught children of all ages in Sunday school and have provided childcare in my home for children ages newborn - 13 yrs. of age during my own children's childhoods. I have nannied for a number of families with elementary age school children, a baby girl (began age 7 mos. - 2 1/2 yrs.) until her family moved west, worked at a Daycare in the infant room. I have provided care for an eight month old baby girl while her Belgium parents were living in Cincinnati while in the States on a work assignment. That position lasted eight months. Their family was transfered to N.Y, N.Y. I maintain a wonderful friendship with them to this day, having provided childcare for them during their couple's vacations. I am, very happily, a grandmother to two boys (ages 8 and 2.5 years) and to a girl, 7 years old. I have provided care for all of my grandchildren on a regular basis for years. I have provided care for two boys, ages 3 and 2 years, twin baby boys for two different families. I maintain a close friendship with these families to this day. I am CPR/First Aid certified for adults, children and infants; and I have been trained how to respond in the event of choking in adults, children and infants via University Hospital in Cincinnati, OH and the American Red Cross in Falmouth, Kentucky. I have excellent childcare/work references, a clean driving record and am trustworthy. Besides providing excellent care I can also tutor children in reading, spelling, writing and art.I believe children color our world in ways that nothing else matches and that they are worthy of our greatest care and love. I enjoy helping them develope via reading to them, art, play, good nutrition and rest periods.