Jordan D.

Education

Stevenson University, Bachelors in Business Communications, Minor in English

The New School, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Childcare Experience

Babysitter
Baltimore, MD, 09/03 - 09/06
Boy, age 7-10; girl, age 4-7

Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 08/11 - 08/13
Boy, age 4-6

Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 12/11 - Present
Girl, age 18 months - 3 years

Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 01/13 - Present
Girl, age 4-5

Assistant Counselor
Pocono Mountains, PA, 08/06
10 girls, ages 8

Volunteer
Calcutta, India, 07/09
Children, ages 6-15

Professional Experience

Freelance Photographer/Writer, Family Vintage Retail
Greenpoint, BK, 09/13 - 11/13

Promoted to Manager, Kids' Consignment
Brooklyn, NY, 09/11 - 09/13

Promoted to Manager, Baby and Kids Retail Baltimore, MD, 05/10 - 08/11

Promoted to Manager, Girls' Retail
Baltimore, MD, 03/05 - 05/10

About Me

Having an overactive imagination is where my passions for writing and childcare intersect. I used to think of the two interests as separate and divisible, but now, as it goes with the gift of hindsight, I can clearly see why I’ve always sought jobs that involve daily interactions with kids. I’m a big one at heart, especially in my love for make believe. And laughter. And simplicity. The list goes on!

I recently graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from The New School. Throughout all of my education I’ve supported myself with babysitting and kid-related retail work. My customers have always become my friends and my friends have become my customers. In the spirit of community, it really does take a village. Or at least it’s more fun that way. And rewarding!

I’ve hosted Girl Scout troops and awarded fashion badges (there are badges for everything! It cracks me up), I’ve volunteered as a counselor for an overnight kids’ summer camp, and I’ve volunteered at a slum kids’ crisis center in Calcutta, India. I’ve seen it all, and will forever be inspired by every kid I meet. Their fresh perspectives, unbridled hope, and total commitment to fun make them the best company to keep.

I love baking, photography, reading, traveling, and quality time with quality friends. Half of which are half my age.

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Writing!

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A regularly publishing writer!

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

Writing and illustrating stories, coloring, drawing, cooking, baking, imaginative play, building and crafts, board games, and playing at the park!