Callie H.

Education

New York University, Candidate for M.S., Communicative Sciences & Disorders
Penn State University, B.A., Theatre/ B.S., Communication Sciences & Disorders

Childcare Experience

Occasional Babysitter
New York, NY, 3/13 - Present
Boy, age 6; boy, age 5
OccasionalBabysitter
New York, NY, 11/12 - Present
Girl, age 12; girl, age 9; girl, age 7
OccasionalBabysitter
New York, NY, 10/12 - Present
Girl, age 9
Weekend Nanny
New York, NY, 10/12 - Present
Girl, age 4-5; girl and boy, age 2
Eagle's Nest Attendant
Pittsburgh, PA, 5/09 - 6/12
Boys and girls, ages 3-9
Summer Nanny/Babysitter
Pittsburgh, PA, 05/10 - 08/11
Girl, age 6-7; boy, age 4-5; boy, age 2-3

Professional Experience

Equity Monitor
New York, NY, 03/13
Actor
New York, NY, 01/13 - Present

About Me

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I have had the privilege of working with children since my early teens. I babysat privately for families in the area as well as mentored the younger participants of various children’s theatre projects before I took on a daycare job during my college years. Upon graduation, I moved to the city and began my wonderful journey with SmartSitting, where I have had the pleasure of meeting many great families and their kids!

My diverse backgrounds in Theatre and Speech Pathology have given me a unique perspective into communication, both in terms of creative play and the complex processes of language development. I am passionate about bringing creativity to my time with children, while employing developmentally appropriate learning tools to keep everyone’s minds working.

Besides having fun with kids, my hobbies include reading, making music, seeing and creating theatre, learning American Sign Language, and spending time baking and cooking. I have been a vegetarian for the past ten years, and I am happy to say that I am finally coming into my own in the kitchen!

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…

Earning my Master's degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders, better known as Speech-Language Pathology.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Working in the New York City area as a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. My interests are in working with clients with voice disorders (such as professional performers or persons with vocal cancers), as well as clients with fluency issues (e.g., stutters).

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

Basic American Sign Language, theatre, classical piano, classical voice