My experience caring for children... hmm, well where should I start?
I've been working at a preschool (60+ students enrolled) as an afternoon teacher for the past four years. My class is the 4-5 age group, but I'm in constant contact with all of the other classes as well, ages 2-5 (in the summer, ages 2-10). My duties are, but are not limited to, teaching new games, helping to develop gross motor skills as well as fine motor skills, reading books and teaching word/letter/color/pattern recognition.
Since July of 2011, I've also been the cook at the preschool. I do the daily shopping for snacks, crafts, breakfast and lunch, manage a budget, prepare lunch and snacks and follow proper dietary guidelines.
I've also been babysitting for the past 10 years. I babysit for many of the children at the preschool because I build very strong relationships with the parents and children.
I love working with children. It's become quite a passion of mine. I'm constantly learning new things from them, and love teaching them new things as well.
When my kids say, "I love you", it melts my heart every time. :)
Also, I am from Springfield, MO but will be relocating to New York City as soon as I can. I have family up there and just love the city. I visit at least once a year (have been since 2007) and fall in love with it even more each time. I plan on going back to school to get a degree in theater management and directing (I've started a BFA in photography, which I love, but my love of the theater is calling my name). I will schedule my classes around my work schedule.
If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to ask me.