Candace W.

Education

The Ailey School, Post-graduate Professional Dance Division

New Mexico State University, B.A. Dance Education

Temple University, earned credits toward a B.F.A. in Dance

Childcare Experience

Part-time Babysitter
Las Cruces, NM, 01/07 - 12/09
Girl, age 6 months - 2 years

After-school Babysitter
Las Cruces, NM, 09/08 - 09/09
Boy, age 7; girl, age 12

Part-time Babysitter
Las Cruces, NM, 09/08 - 06/09
Boy, age 1

Part-time Babysitter
Las Cruces, NM, 9/07 - 8/08
Girl, age 1-2

Professional Experience

Receptionist / Personal Assistant
Newtown, PA, 03/13 - Present

Receptionist/Dance Instructor
New Brunswick, NJ, 09/11-02/13

Customer Service Associate
Old Bridge, NJ, 09/12 - 12/12

Billing Manager
Trenton, NJ, 03/11 - 06/12

About Me

My child-care experience began in college, when a new professor of mine entrusted me with the care and support of her 8 month old daughter. Caring for her was simply wonderful, and since then I’ve made it a life-long goal to help nurture and care for children through my work as a caretaker and instructor of creative movement.

My background as a performing artist and educator has allowed me to teach and relate to kids and young adults of all ages, and I enjoy the challenge of engaging their minds as well as guiding them on a path of creative expression. I’ve been a mentor, mediator, and tutor on a volunteer basis, and love hearing from youths about their own life challenges; it’s a great opportunity for me to learn and empathize, and it allows for a trusting bond to be forged over time so that they feel supported on many levels.

In addition to these pursuits, I also am enthusiastic about reading, writing stories and poetry, and listening to all types of music. I LOVE sports, especially the NBA, and enjoy going to games on a regular basis.

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Teaching creative movement through the Hudson Guild community project in association with Steps on Broadway, and pursuing performance opportunities as a modern dancer.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Exploring a new dimension of dance as I take on the challenge of becoming a Dance Movement Therapist. I'd also love to have my yoga certification so that I may travel and teach in exotic locales!

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

I love nature, and enjoy trips to parks, gardens, and zoos. Museums and art exhibits are also wonderful, as I am big on learning experiences! I grew up with two brothers, so sports are also a big interest, and I watch basketball religiously.