Jennifer K.

Education

Fordham University, pursuing M.S. in Mental Health Counseling

Manhattanville College, B.A. Childhood Education & Psychology

Childcare Experience

After-school Babysitter
New Rochelle, NY, 09/10 - 08/12
Girl, age 7

Weekend / Occasional Weekday Babysitter
Rye, NY, 09/10 - 08/12
Girl, age 4; Boy triplets, newborn

High school Tutor
Rye, NY, 2010 - 2012
Children, ages 13-17

Camp Counselor
Children, ages 5-15, Summer 2010 & 2011

Professional Experience

Caterer
Manhattan, NY, 8/12 - Present

Clinical Intern
Bronx, NY, 09/2013 - Present

About Me

Since graduating from Manhattanville College in May of 2012, I was accepted into the masters program for Mental Health Counseling at Fordham University (Lincoln Center). I am currently completing my clinical internship with children/families at a foster care agency. While working with this population has posed many challenges, I have enjoyed the rewarding aspect of providing narrative and play therapy to children/adolescents and their families.

When working with children, I am devoted to providing both positive reinforcement and encouragement to enable a child’s social and emotional development. Additionally, I strive to provide structure and safety, while also permitting creative and imaginative play.

In my spare time, I find the time to practice yoga, as well as dance. I also enjoy using my creativity in the kitchen to create new and innovative dishes following a gluten-free and vegan diet.

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…

I am finishing my masters at Fordham University.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Working as a therapist and planning/developing my private practice.

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

Dance, art, cooking and reading