Erika P.

Education

Shenandoah University, B.F.A Musical Theatre

Childcare Experience

Daycare Teacher's Assistant
Winchester, VA, 08/09 - 05/12
Boys and girls, ages 5 months - 4 years

Part-time Babysitter
Piscataway, NJ, 06/09 - Present
Girl, age 1-4

Part-time Babysitter
Winchester, VA, 09/10 - 05/12
Girl, age 4; boy, age 7

Camp Counselor
Somerset, NJ, 04/07 - 08/09
Girls and boys, ages 6-12

Professional Experience

K-12 Substitute Teacher
Middlesex, NJ, 12/11 - Present

Cruise Ship Perfomer
Honolulu, HI, 08/12 - 03/13

Acting Intern
Kilgore, TX, 05/12 - 08/12

Theme Park Performer
Hershey, PA, 05/11 - 08/11

About Me

While growing up in Central Jersey, I first discovered my love for children when I started working as a camp counselor at a local community theatre. I went on to study musical theatre in college, but worked part time as a teacher’s assistant at the university childcare center. Working at the center helped me become more knowledgeable in childcare areas such as potty training, basic reading, arts and crafts, and outdoor play. In addition to teaching, I worked as a babysitter for children of varying ages and backgrounds.

I have always felt that music and art are essential parts of learning and development. I play guitar, piano, and ukulele and enjoy using music along with theatre improvisation to encourage creativity. Along with music and theatre, I enjoy crafts, photography, board games, and anything Disney.

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…

Auditioning for roles in theatre, film, and television.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

In a Broadway or Off-Broadway show.

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

Playing instruments, singing, theatre, crafts, and outdoor play.