University of Mary Washington, B.A, Modern Foreign Languages – Spanish
Fredericksburg, VA, 2011 - Present
Girl, age 2-4; boy 0-2
Fredericksburg, VA, 2008 - Present
Boy, age 0-4; girl age 0-2
Fredericksburg, VA, 2011 - 2013
Two boys, age 7-9 and 0-2; girl, age 3-5
Cusco, Peru, Winter 2012
Quito, Ecuador, 10/11 - 12/11
Spotsylvania, VA, 01/09 - 06/09
I love working in childcare and have been steadily accumulating experience for about 10 years now. I started out taking care of neighbors and doing nursery duty at church. In college I was lucky enough to find a fun group of moms to fight over me for their ladies’ nights out, and happily stayed in that small-town network for several years. The occasional sitting gig turned into overnight stays and international travel. I’ve been trusted with driving minivans and even keeping the kiddos at my place.
I believe in the takes-a-village model for raising a child. I’ll always encourage creativity and anything that gets kids moving, learning, or engaging with other kids. A child’s safety and sense of security are, of course, my top priorities. I have learned from the best: working moms, SAHMs, dads who cook, dads who can sound like Cookie Monster, Southern moms, city moms, and from the champion of motherhood herself, my mom.
I come from one of those rural-suburban parts of Virginia. I have a BA in Spanish and am currently back in school studying nursing. I’ve been in the city since the summer of 2013. My current obsessions include: The Talking Heads, Isabel Allende, and anything that’s flavored with French vanilla.
- I have professional childcare experience with…
Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Children with special needs
- I will be SmartSitting while…
Studying, running up and down the riverside in Astoria Park, or catching up with friends from all over.
- In 5 years, I hope to be…
Four years into a promising nursing career!
- Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…
I have a BA in Spanish and lived abroad for a year, so sharing my love of that language through teaching is fun for me. Reading is another of one my favorite ways to connect with kids, bring out their more theatrical, imaginative sides, and support their development as young readers.