Leesville$11.42/hr | < 1 yr experience
I began babysitting around the age of fourteen for family and close family friends. I took a class my freshman year in highschool that taught about the child development process and was also hands on with preschool age children. After taking the class I decided I wanted to further my education in early childhood. My final two years of highschool I attended a Miami Valley Career Technology Center in the state of Ohio. In those two years I was taught almost all there is to know about Early Childhood Education. While the classes there were partly bookwork and testing, it was mostly a hands on experience. I spent those two years preparing lesson plans and teaching preschool age students. We were also given the opportunity to travel to different types of daycare centers and spend half of the day working with children in those centers. Prior to the graduation of this program I decided that I wanted to continue working in the field. Shortly after graduation I was employed at a daycare in my hometown. I began my job there as a substitute teacher, working with all age groups at the center, infants - school age. After a month or so I was offered a position as a preschool age teacher.