Stephanie P.

Education

Drew University, B.A. Theatre and Art

Childcare Experience

Live-in Nanny
New York, NY, 01/13 - 07/13
Boy, 15-22 months

Part-time Babysitter
Queens, NY, 09/12 - Present
Boy, 6-7; girl, 3-4

Occasional Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 11/12 - Present
Boy, 4-5; girl, 1

Professional Experience

Sound Technician
Washington, DC, 01/09 - 11/11

Retail Associate
New Hope, PA; Short Hills, NJ, 2004 - 2008

About Me

I am a visual artist, actress and choreographer based in Brooklyn. Since moving to New York from Washington DC, I have been focusing on using my skills as a creator, dancer and theatre artist to enrich children’s lives and inspire them in a safe, playful environment.

My work with children intimately tied to my passion for arts education. In DC, I interned at Dance Place, one of the premier dance theaters in Washington, working with kids in the after-school program. I have taught dance at PS 166 on the Upper West Side, as part of the after-school enrichment program. Additionally, I volunteer with New York Cares and have worked with children in a wide range of capacities and neighborhoods: cooking healthy snacks with middle-schoolers in Queens, painting murals in the Bronx, and playing freeze-dance with kindergartners in Harlem.

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Working on getting gallery shows to exhibit my art. I also study aerial and salsa dance and perform with salsa groups in the NYC/NJ area.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Even happier, more positive and focused than I am today. Ideally, I would like to have a painting studio and be teaching dance and fitness.

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

I am CPR/First-Aid certified. I speak Spanish and know a lot of kids songs in Spanish. I love to cook, especially healthy meals, as well as to do little cooking projects with kids. In the past, I've made spicy roasted eggplant, herbal caffeine-free iced tea, homemade pizza and other fun treats with the children I babysit.
African dance, tap dance, modern dance, aerial silks, Capoeira, salsa, yoga and musical theatre dance. Drawing (colored pens, fine-tipped markers, crayon, and pastels).