Jason C.

Education

Western Connecticut State University, B.A., Theatre Arts: Performance

Childcare Experience

In-Room Counselor
Norwalk, CT, 02/12 - Present
Children with special needs, ages 5-12

Professional Experience

Teaching Artist/Program Director
Oxford, CT, 09/11 - Present
Theatre Head Specialist/Counselor
Danbury, CT, 08/09 - 05/11

About Me

Growing up, I always wanted to perform and there were not many opportunities for me to do so outside of choir at school. I want to share my love of the performing arts with kids who are just as passionate about it as I was when I was 6 years old. I believe that theatre and all of the performing arts teach children how to be confident, help them to become more focused and engaged in activities, and open up a whole new world for them.

I have been told my childcare style is firm but gentle. I have extensive knowledge in theatre games and activities. I also have experience in therapeutic drama, play therapy and therapeutic art. I know how to keep kids busy by simply using our imaginations. I am also trained in therapeutic crisis intervention for kids who may need to be deescalated. I enjoy working with kids because they are so funny and genuine. Having kids around has kept me very young at heart, much more creative, and makes me appreciate the simple things in life a whole lot more!
Some of my favorite hobbies include seeing live theatre and music, visiting museums, traveling, staying active, playing Scrabble/Connect Four and spending quality time with friends and family.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children

I will be SmartSitting while…

Working at a child guidance center as an in room counselor, with adolescents age 5 to 12 who have experienced trauma in their lives, have behavioral issues, or have special needs, and working part-time as the Managing Director for a nonprofit community theatre.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Working as professional actor in New York City, while in the early stages of opening my own performing arts school for kids of all ages.

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

Extensive knowledge in theatre games and activities. I also have experience in therapeutic drama, play therapy and therapeutic art. I am also trained in therapeutic crisis intervention for kids who may need to be deescalated.