Cherish H.

Education

Cornish College of the Arts, B.F.A. Theater, Directing & Playwriting

Childcare Experience

Substitute Teacher
Albuquerque, NM, 11/11 - 05/13
Children, ages 5-18

Arts & Crafts Director
Friday Harbor, Washington, 05/12 - 08/12
Children, ages 5-12

Full-time Nanny
Albuquerque, NM, 05/11 - 08/11
Three boys, age 18 months, 4, 6

Special Education & Theater Teacher
Albuquerque, NM, 10/08 - 01/10
Children, ages 11-16

Part-time Nanny
Seattle, WA, 01/08 - 05/08
Boy, age 4

After-school Programmer
Albuquerque, NM, 08/07 - 01/08
Children, ages 11-12

Professional Experience

Youth Outreach & Art Teacher
Albuquerque, NM, 08/06 - 08/07

Sales Associate
Seattle, WA & Santa Ana, CA, 05/04 - 08/06

Sales Associate
Seattle, WA, 08/03 - 05/04

Barista
Anaheim, CA, 09/01 - 08/02

About Me

I have always found joy working with children throughout the years. They never cease to make me laugh and put me in awe. I am an advocate of kinesthetic and experiential learning. Learning by doing is something I greatly value. Age appropriate, hands-on activities and games are a great way for kids to have fun, be imaginative and engage their minds. I prioritize connecting with children by getting to know them and working off their interests. This approach works for me because I have a diverse range of interests myself and I’m always interested in learning from the kids!

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Children with special needs, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

Along with being a childcare provider, I will be working as a freelance illustrator, photographer, and theater technician. I may be found standing in the background of a movie or TV show as well!

In 5 years, I hope to be…

In five years, I hope to have a self-sustaining freelance business and ESL Teaching License. In five years I want to take my first trip to work as an International Teacher and Artist.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

I am an artist and an athlete at heart. I have coached girls basketball, directed children's theater & facilitate many arts and crafts!

Highlights from previous childcare activities range from playing basketball, soccer and baseball to putting together costumes and mini-plays for mom & dad.

I also love to organize science projects, seasonal crafts & kids cooking & baking. I love to share time dancing and reading bedtime stories with children.