Michelle S.

Education

Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Advanced Certification, School Psychologist
Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Master’s of Science in Education in School Psychology
Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology

Childcare Experience

Occasional Babysitter
Port Washington, NY, 1/13 - Present
Boy, age 3; girl, age 2
Occasional Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 09/11 - Present
Two girls, age 2-3 and age 4-5
Occasional Nanny
Brooklyn, New York, 08/11 - Present
Three boys, age 2-3, age 4-5, and birth to 10 months
Occasional Nanny
Garden City, NY, 04/11 - Present
Boy, newborn-2 years; girl, newborn-11 months
Occasional Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 08/08 - Present
Girl, newborn to 4; boy, age newborn to 9 months

Professional Experience

School Psychologist/Counselor
Bronx, NY, 02/11 - 06/11
Counselor/Coordinator
Brooklyn, NY, 01/10 - 08/10

About Me

Being a part of children’s lives has always been intentional, as I desire to bring joy and happiness to them as much as they do to me. We all have passions; things that make us naturally smile from the inside out, as mine include children from the age of infancy all throughout their teenage years. My interests also include animals, music, dancing, swimming, a variety of outdoor activities, traveling the world and soaking in as much knowledge as I can from people and their diverse environments.

I have achieved my Master’s Degree in school psychology, working with the K through middle school population. My focus currently is to shift gears towards taking up some acting classes, learn a new language, pay off some school loans and look into other passions of mine. After completing my education, I am eager to fulfill some dreams that I dare not want to regret in the future saying to myself that I missed my opportunities when I was younger. And so here I am, knowing that for me, working with children is something that comes naturally. We meet, chat, play, and do lots of laughing. We usually get a kick out of each other. Babies included.

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…

Working during school hours with children with special needs at an elementary/middle school in Downtown Brooklyn. I provide individual and group counseling services, teaching social skills, coping skills, behavior managment, and educational supportive services.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Wiser and closer to my purpose in life. I would like to possibly pursue further education, do a lot more traveling, participate in more extracurricular activities such as meditation, yoga, martial arts, swimming, painting, acting, and volunteering with animals. In five years I hope to gain more knowledge, more meaningful connections with peoples and a better awareness of who I am and what I value, leading me to live more aligned with my true self.

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

I really enjoy developing literacy skills, singing songs, participating in imaginary play, playing sports, playing games, dancing, and art activities.