I'm Katrina, and I'm an actor and childcare provider! I've been acting from a young age, and if you've ever seen movies or plays about actors, or been to an acting class, you know we're strange birds. In fact, maybe in that acting class you were asked to "be" a bird.
All that work of putting yourself in other people's/creature's shoes helps open your mind, so when I take care of children, we can both see the dragon that is about to trample our carefully made castle. My imagination was opened as a child by books and theatre classes, and today it stays opened by other kid's amazing thoughts and ideas. That is my favorite part of childcare-because I believe in the magic of the world, and I love meeting other people who believe the same. It just so happens that often those people are children!
I graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2015, and I've been acting and taking care of children ever since. It has been such a blessing for me, and I've enjoyed it so much. I've worked with kids from 4 months-12 years old, and enjoyed every age in between!
I currently work for a family with two girls, ages 9 and 12, and I also host playdates for them. During the summer, these girls go on vacation, and I've been with them on vacation for a short period of time. I've also worked with younger kids, around 3 years old, in a babysitting capacity, and I've worked with all elementary school ages in a professional capacity as an assistant music teacher/tutor.
Before this, I worked with toddlers and infants-between 4 months and 2 years. With kids that age, I love going outside to the parks. It is so fun to explore the world through their brand new eyes!
During college I worked as an assistant music teacher at a local elementary school, and I tutored elementary age children after school. I've also worked at camps, and gone with families on vacations, which were such amazing experiences! I would love to continue working with families in the city, as working with children is such a great passion of mine, and I'm confident that I can be a great asset to a family!