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Shayla H.


City College of New York,
B.A. Art, Concentration in Teaching Art

Childcare Experience

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/18 - 06/18
Boy, age 9

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/17 - 05/17
Boy, age 6

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, NY, 09/16 - 12/16
Boy-girl twins, age 5 and girl, age 3

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 07/14 - 08/16
Two boys, ages 5 and 6

Assistant Soccer Coach
New York, NY, 10/15 - 05/16
Under 5 & Under 12 Boys Pre-Travel

After-School Art Teacher
Port Jefferson, NY, 08/13 - 06/14
Kindergarden to 5th Grade

Therapeutic Summer Camp Counselor
Springfield, VT, 06/12 - 08/13
Ages 5 and 6

Professional Experience

Volunteer, LSA Health Services
New York, NY, 11/17 - Present

Volunteer, MoMA
New York, NY, 06/16 - Present

Digital Marketing & Gallery Intern
New York, NY, 02/17 - Present

Volunteer, Center for Architecture
New York, NY, 01/18 - 01/18

Lincoln Center PR Intern
New York, NY, 09/17 - 12/17

Research Assistant, NYU
New York, NY, 02/16 - 02/17

Volunteer, Jewish Museum
New York, NY, 11/16 - 02/17

About me

I have been babysitting since I was thirteen, starting with my little sisters and neighborhood children. Because of this, taking care of young children has always come naturally to me. Throughout my seven years of experience I have been lucky enough to work with every type of child ranging from newborn twins to multiples under 5 and preteens!

When working with children I always try to incorporate my interests in history, foreign language, and art. Some of my fondest memories are trying to learn German phrases over chicken fingers & french fries, flying through BrainQuest flashcards in Central Park, or wandering through the Natural History Museum. My background in art has also helped me with many arts & crafts projects! I love teaching new creative skills and nurturing an open mind—values I learned as a summer camp kid at the Maryland Institute College of Art! I have found that sharing stories of my own childhood (ex. horseback riding, sleepaway camp, flying unaccompanied) is a useful tool for me when encouraging kids to try new things.

I'm working on my B.A. in Art with a concentration in Teaching Art and have extensive coursework in Studio Art, Psychology, French, and Arabic. Working as an after-school babysitter and nanny since I was eighteen has given me a strong work-ethic and I pride myself in being able to balance my academics and social life with a professional working commitment to busy families. As a college student I'm always trying new things and exploring new interests which lends itself well to babysitting since children are always on the move and things are always changing!

I have professional child care experience with...

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Teenagers
  • Twins
  • Multiples
  • Special Needs

I will be SmartSitting while...

Reading, yoga or Pilates, gallery hopping, going on a hike, or working on my own art.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Graduated with a Master's in Art Therapy

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

Arts & crafts, soccer, reading, and learning about new cultures/languages.

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