Shanta P.

Education

Indiana University, B.A. Theatre/Drama and Telecommunications

Childcare Experience

Summer Babysitter
Bethesda, MD, 07/13 - 08/13
Boy, age 10

Summer Nanny
Bethesda, MD, 06/11 - 08/11
Two girls, ages 10 and 15

Summer Babysitter
Rockville, MD, 05/10 - 07/10
Two boys, ages 6 and 8

Summer Babysitter
Bethesda, MD, 05/10 - 07/10
Girl, age 5

On Call Babysitter
Rockville, MD, 6/07 - 8/09
Boy, age 7 months-2.5 years;
Boy, 6 months-8 months

Summer Babysitter
Bethesda, MD, 06/07 - 08/08
Girl, age 2.5-3.5;
Girl, age 4-5

Professional Experience

Artistic Development Fellow
Washington, DC, 06/12 - 05/13

Work Study in Dance
Bethesda, MD, 6/09 - 07/13

Tutor
Bloomington, IN, 9/10 - 04/11

Summer Research Intern
Fairfax, VA, 6/06 - 08/06

About Me

I have been caring for and collaborating with children for almost ten years and it’s something I want to continue doing my entire life. I think children are incredibly inspiring and what I admire most in them is their honesty, their spontaneity, their presence, and how fully they feel each and every emotion. There is so much to learn from them, and I am my most enthusiastic and creative self when I am with them. I play piano and guitar and I am a trained vocalist, so I absolutely love incorporating music into my sessions with children. I have also been an athlete my whole life, so anything active is always enjoyable and healthy for everyone.

I prioritize safety first, and am always eager to come up with new, exciting activities to do together. I am not afraid to be as silly and goofy as possible to energize a child and bring a smile to their face. Reading to or with a child is something I enjoy immensely, especially because I like to act out the characters. I also love baking and preparing food together, something that is structured and productive as well as great fun. When I am not looking after children, I will most likely be in a dance class, anywhere from ballet and jazz and tap to ballroom or acrobatics.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

Auditioning for theatre and film projects.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Experiencing a successful career as an actor, writer, and director, and collaborating with children in theatrical projects.

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

Conversational Spanish, any sport, especially: soccer, basketball, gymnastics, track and field, tennis, swimming, and roller blading. Anything musical, from singing to piano, guitar, percussion, song composition, music theory, and improvisation. Baking, cooking, dance, reading, writing, and arts and crafts.