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Kyla S.

Education

University of Southern California,
B.A. Theatre (Dramatic Arts)
09/11 - 05/15

Childcare Experience

Mother's Helper
New York, NY, 06/17 - Present
One boy, age 2 and One girl, age 5

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, NY, 05/17 - Present
One boy, 5 years old

Date Night Babysitter
New York, NY, 06/17 - 06/17
Two boys, ages 5 and 8

On Call Nanny
New York, NY, 04/17 - Present
One boy, age 3 and One girl, age 6

Date Night Babysitter
New York, NY, 05/17 - 06/17
One girl, age 5 and One boy, age 8

Part-Time Babysitter
New York & Los Angeles, NY, CA, 01/16 - 06/17
Multiple Children, ages 3-10

Camp Counselor and Acting Assistant Teacher
Los Angeles, CA, 06/15 - 08/15
Multiple Children, ages 7-17

Professional Experience

Substitute Teacher
New York and Los Angeles, NY, CA, 01/16 - 06/17

English Teacher
Guatemala, , 04/12 - 04/12

Theater Teacher
Chicago, IL, 06/12 - 08/12

About me

Ever since I was a teenager, I have wanted to inspire future generations. I find that when you are excited about life, it is easy to get others excited about life, so that is what I set out to do. Beginning my sophomore year of high school, I started to mentor incoming 8th graders. I would give them tours, tell them about the high school experience, and give them tips for success. I would often meet these 8th graders when they came into high school, help them get acquainted that first year, and frequently check in with them on their journey afterwards. I was excited to do it and they were excited because I was excited.

Not long after I became I mentor, I began to tutor children. I realized early on, however, that not every child learns the same way and that if I could help someone succeed, I would do so. I think there has always been this need in me to make sure others make it. I don't like the thought of struggle and seeing other people struggle. There is opportunity for everyone and people should be able to achieve their dreams. For this reason, I became a tutor.

In college, I did service projects with children in Guatemala where I taught them English, mentored incoming scholars at my University, and worked with/educated the homeless youth. It was these experiences that taught me just how important and life changing having good influences are to a child. These were the experiences that taught me why childcare was so meaningful.

After college, I began to substitute teach and work for a beautiful family in the LA area. The family had one child who I would pick up from school, played sports with, and tutored. It was awesome to have a long term experience like that where I got to be invested in the family and watch the child learn and grow.

My students, the children I babysit, and people in general often describe me as very positive and very chatty. The children, in particular, think that I am fun but a strong leader. They know that I am there to help them and I respect them so they understand and show me the same respect as well. I like to show children balance and help them to understand the importance of getting the hard work done first and having so much fun afterwards! And, if there is a day where there is no hard work to get done, then I am always open to fun. In addition to balancing hard work and fun, it is also important to remain safe at all times and to respect the parents wishes.

I love working with children because I receive great joy out of seeing the world through their eyes and being able to learn from them. I also love being a part of helping young children in whatever way I can - whether that is being a positive person in their life or being someone who helps them achieve a certain goal! I firmly believe that having proper role models in a child's life is a huge key to success.

Currently, I am a substitute teacher, temporary babysitter, and working actress in New York CIty. I love this city and having great life experiences. I also love the outdoors, acting, singing, dancing, playing sports, and watching movies (there are some great animated movies)! In addition, I adore baking and going on adventures! I'm very open to life and the joys that it brings.


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

In rehearsals, on set, sleeping, traveling, or trying new foods. I also love the outdoors, so I like to take walks in the park, go hiking, and more.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

A successful actress, writer, and producer who also travels the world and experiences other cultures in her spare time.

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

I love to teach children how to read, about the art of the theater, how to clean up after themselves, the importance of self worth, how to sing and how to dance!


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