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SUMMER PART-TIME: Sitter with literacy experience to work with fun and smart 5-year-old boy in Garrison, NY.

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job code: kPTAR6520 Do you have experience teaching Kindergartners to read?! Do you love to make learning fun?! A family in Garrison, NY is looking for a sitter to come in the mornings and assist their 5-year-old son with his literacy and writing. His school has provided really wonderful resources and worksheets they can follow and incorporate in a fun way. He really thrives on structure, so the morning sessions has been working out well for them! They are ideally looking for someone who has previous experience, either formally or informally, with teaching literacy and writing to this age group. They are also looking for someone who has reliable transportation and lives in the area to assist in the mornings. Someone easy going, fun, and engaging will be the best fit for this creative family! It's $20-22/hour gross to start with room to grow. The start rate is dependent on experience with teaching literacy and writing. The position will begin as soon as they find the right fit!

The Ideal Sitter for this Job

Someone who has a background in literacy would be ideal. Someone who is easy going and can really make things fun for him. Someone with a more gentle and low key personality. They are a really creative family.


The core schedule would be 4-5 days/week from 9-1 or 2 PM. They are willing to guarantee 20 hours/week.

About the Children

boy, 5- He is in Kindergarten. He has been showing more resistance with reading and writing. He is a sweet kid and a softy. He can get competitive and sometimes needs more encouragement through positive vibes!


Going through as much school work as possible or integrating this into fun and active play. Help with homeschooling - especially reading and writing. And creating some fun educational activities. Mom is launching a new business, so they really need a person to assist him while she is working. They have found the routine and structure of the homeschooling has really helped. The school has really provided such great materials that have been so useful. The SmartSitter will really keep him engaged and up to par on his reading and writing. Getting him into the art projects provided by the school as well when there is time.

Additional Information

They have been in Garrison since March and will spend the summer there.They are being careful, wear masks and gloves when in public, but feel comfortable at home without, as long as everyone is washing hands and monitoring their own health.

  • Rate

    $20-22/hour gross to start with room to grow! DOE with literacy.


    through August 2020

    Total Hours per Week

    20 hours/week guaranteed

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