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Allison P.

Education

San Diego State University,
B.A. in Psychology

Childcare Experience

Part-Time Nanny
Brooklyn, NY, 09/15 - 09/16
One boy and a girl, ages 10 and 8.

Part-Time Babysitter
Los Angeles, CA, 05/10 - 09/14
One boy and a girl, ages 2 and 4

Professional Experience

Hiring Manager
New York, NY, 09/15 - 03/17

Personal Assistant, Brand Manager
Los Angeles, CA, 06/08 - 05/10

About me

As the daughter of a flight attendant, I grew up with a lust for adventure and travel! Growing up, my family and I would spend many weeks each year traveling around the world, often staying with locals in an effort to absorb and learn from other cultures. I believe this is was the catalyst to my interest in psychology and the study of human development.

In college, I studied a broad range of specialties including: child development, autism, cognitive science and personality disorders. I interned at an academy for children with autism for several semesters, as well as interned at an inpatient treatment center for those battling severe eating disorders. Through these experiences, I not only honed my professional skills but learned to be an open and honest listener, filled with empathy and compassion for others.

During my college years I began babysitting as a part time job; helping neighbors when they wanted to go on the occasional date night or after-school care with homework help. I quickly realized that working with children is where my passions lie. In my personal experience, the most formidable time in a child's life is that spent out of the classroom. Surrounding your child/children with supportive and creative individuals is insurmountably beneficial, and I hope I can be one of those people!


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Working on new recipes or taking yoga classes. I have been vegan for over 5 years, and am always looking for easy and delicious recipes to make for myself and friends. I enjoy eating healthy and keeping healthy, including daily hot yoga. I grew up a classically trained ballerina, but have recently switched to a more holistic approach to exercise and wellness. When I am not working on my health, I am scouting out new art exhibits or searching for new vintage wares.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

on my way to becoming an art therapist- the perfect blend of counselling and creativity!

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

As much as I value structure and traditional education, I also enjoy creative pursuits. In the past, I have been known to be: the director of park plays, choreographer to living room dance recitals and taste-tester for household master chef juniors. I am a big proponent of imaginative play as well as creative writing and reading.


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