Gwen P.


SUNY New Paltz, B.S., Graphic Design
School of Visual Arts, Continuing Education

Childcare Experience

After-school Babysitter
New York, NY, 08/10 - Present
Girl, age 10
Camp Counselor
New York, NY, Summers 2010 - 2012
Girls and boys, ages 4-5

Professional Experience

Preschool Teacher
New York, NY, 04/10 - Present

About Me

One of the most important jobs I’ve ever had in my life is being a mother. Knowing what it takes to be a good parent, one who is responsible, patient, caring, loving and nurturing, has made me feel so proud at what I have accomplished with my own daughter, and other children whom I have cared for professionally.

I grew up with a tremendous culture of art and music and developed a passion as an artist and have a deep appreciation for classical music and opera. Through these experiences, I have been able to inspire others, as well as children, to develop a sense of appreciation for what is surrounding us in this wonderful city we live in, even with the small nuances of design which are constantly around us as well.

My career path has led me through the doors of education, teaching at a preschool on the UES which I enjoy tremendously. I am also a caregiver in the afternoons, where I also provide structure and safety in afternoon activities with lots of giggles and laughs along the way! Constant communication with the parents are a given as well as spontaneous photos capturing great moments!

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Teaching part time at a preschool, and doing freelance graphic design work when I can.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Teaching fitness to young children.

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

Swimming, tennis, ceramics, piano, cooking healthy food, photography