Dinah D.

Education

CUNY, The City College of New York, B.A., Human Services and CUNY, Borough of Manhattan, Associates in Early Childhood Education

Childcare Experience

Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 10/12 - Present
Girl, age 4
On Call Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/13 - Present
Boy, age 4
Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 2011 - 2012
Two boys, ages 3 and 5
Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 2010 - 2011
Boy, age 10 months

Professional Experience

Pre School Special Education Assistant Teacher
05/10 - Present, New York, NY
Assistant Teacher/Cooperative Teacher
New York, NY, 09/04 - 07/10

About Me

My dedication to the lives of children and families is ongoing; it began at the age of fourteen as a summer camp counselor, leading to senior camp counselor and proudly growing into a camp director at the age of eighteen for children ranging from the ages 4 to 13. Ever since, I have dedicated my life to what I enjoy, teaching, babysitting, mentoring, and most importantly, helping children and families strive in their daily lives. I have 10+ years of experience teaching early childhood education, 2.5 of these years in special education and a total of 15 years in the field of education and babysitting. My hobbies consist of my love and driven heart for giving back to children and families the love, loyalty and ongoing compassion and positive environment I was given growing up by my family and mentors. If I can make a positive difference in someoneÕs life, especially in the lives of children and families, then I am happy. I am energetic, optimistic and am motivated by challenge. I put children and families first and honestly love what I do.

I enjoy exploring culture (languages/food); IÕve coached 4-11-year-olds for Madison Square Garden Liberty Kids and consider sports and arts to be influential in childrenÕs social/emotional growth. Educators and families describe my philosophy and ways of teaching/babysitting to be life changing in the most heartfelt and caring ways.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Multiples, Children with special needs

I will be SmartSitting while…

Working as an assistant special education pre-k teacher in an inclusion classroom of 3, 4, and 5-year-old phenomenal children.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Continuing to offer children and families the support, guidance and ongoing passion within a company that builds on my dedication, passion and enthusiasm for children, families and partnership among the working team.

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

Fluent in Spanish. Experienced with special needs. Can teach/lead/participate in various sport including basketball, baseball, and football. Skilled in behavior management.