For someone of my age, my experience in childcare is exceptional. I have provided childcare for families of varying dynamics, lifestyles, races, schedules and needs.
I have experience with children with disabilities and special needs that required constant supervision and attention such as severe Epilepsy, Down Syndrome and Autism.
I have served as a mentor for younger children with and without behavioral issues. As a mentor I helped to instill concepts such as the following: goal setting, organization, appropriate behaviors, creating and maintaining friendships, self-confidence and self-sufficiency.
I have experience providing before school care with responsibilities including drop-off, upholding breakfast, dress and hair/teeth routines, and packing school lunches and backpacks. My experience in after school care include pick-up, transportation to practice/lessons, handwashing, homework, outside/play time, dinner & clean-up, bathtime and bedtime. Not only have I overseen homework completion, but I have also provided tutoring in subjects such as bible, spelling, reading, elementary math, algebra, history and health.
I have also been a housekeeper for several years. I recognize how important it is to have a mess-free and sanitary environment when raising a family.
In addition to my paid experience, I am also a big sister to five siblings. My siblings' ages range from 3 to 14. I have two-three year old brothers. My life as a sister has allowed me to work with multiples and experience double the fun! My busy and active family with working parents has given me the opportunity to spend plenty of time providing childcare for my silly siblings. I wouldn't have it any other way!
Aside from my firsthand experience, my mother and aunt previously owned a daycare and preschool and are currently employed as the early childcare providers at Johnson County Christian Academy. Through their dedication to childcare, I've learned how to abide by health codes and child safety regulations, sustain exemplary curriculum and ensure a nutritious food program.
My experience and versatility will allow me to cater to your family's needs.