I am 24 years old and have lived in Costa Mesa, Orange County, my whole life. I live in a big family of seven, five kids and I am the middle child. My parents are both European, so I was brought up in a strict, high self-moral family. I have high self-morals and am a strong believer in them as well. I speak English and Yugoslavian fluently and understand Albanian, and I hope you don't mind me teaching them a little. I am a trustworthy person, and put my whole heart out in that of which I do. I have a caring heart and love helping people and am a joy to be around and can make you laugh with the silliest things. I am not your chef either, but I do know how to make all the basic healthy food for children. I also pack my lunch and dinner when I go to work, and always bring fruits and veggies. I don't mind giving out snacks on occasion for an adventurous day, but only with parents' permission. I would like the family to have a daily schedule; I find that works best for both the child and me as well. I am also looking for a family that I can be close with and feel like I am part of your family. I have a sense of humor and a big imagination. I don't mind singing even though it may not sound the greatest. Whether it may be tea parties, Barbies, Legos, coloring, arts and crafts, or reading (as it is very important)/lullabies, I will be on top of it all. Education is very important. and I will make sure that things we do will incorporate it. I have two cats and two dogs at home. I love animals, especially exotic animals so I don't mind going to the zoo or an aquarium. A simple day at the park feeding the ducks, or the beach can work for me too though. I will make sure that your child have some physical activity, whether they are in a some sort of activity (ballet, soccer, dance, etc) you have them in or not. It is very important to keep the child active and bring out the best in them as much as possible. I personally work out every day and eat very healthy. I do not mind taking the child to activities that you have put them in. With younger children, we will work on physical development, like playing sit up games, or rolling over, legs, etc. I have worked with a number of children at once and have the energy to keep up with them, but it's my patience and kindness that helps the most. I am good with all ages, too; I have worked with newborns/twins/multiple children/autistic children. My future plans were to be a teacher, but with so many being laid off, I put that goal to the side. I am majoring in Psychology and plan to work in foster care/adoption agency or general Psychology. I have a valid driver's license, and my own car, a Camry 2007. If I left anything out, and you have any questions feel free to ask!