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Candice D.

Education

East Carolina University,
B.F.A. in Theatre Arts

Childcare Experience

Camp Counselor
Fairfield, IA, 04/14 - 05/14
Ages 4-8

Theater Camp Director
Asheville, NC, 05/11 - 08/11
Ages 6-15

Weekend Babysitter
Asheville, NC, 08/08 - 05/09
Girl age 5, Boy age 11

Date-night Babysitter
Asheville, NC, 08/07 - 05/08
Girl age 5

Professional Experience

Server
New York, NY, 01/14 - 01/15

Director
Fairfield, IA, 04/14 - 05/14

Assistant Director
New York City, New York, 11/14 - 01/15

Server
Asheville, NC, 05/13 - 01/14

Dog Sitter
Asheville, NC, 05/07 - 01/08

About me

I have been pursuing the arts in one way or another since I was 5 years old, and the creative energy and honesty of children has always inspired me on that journey. From being in children's arts camps as a child to leading and teaching my own theater camps as an adult, the explorative nature of kids has kept my passion strong! I am constantly surprised by a child's ability to look at the world in an unfiltered and excited way. I have always found great joy in their honest reactions to situations and their constant energy.

I believe it is very important to help a child grow and develop that energy instead of giving them gadgets and technology to get lost in. I believe in healthy living, which includes giving your body pure and delicious nutrients, exercising and playing, and feeding your mind through creative and intellectual activities! I am a director which I think translates wonderfully into childcare because I am very creative, organized, a good leader, and constantly have to find the best way to help others grow and reach a goal! I love to cook, work out, read, sing, play ukulele, paint, and explore! I have worked with children ranging from ages 4-15 years old and find that each child needs to be treated like an individual and given the specific support they need day to day. I think what makes me right for nannying is that, because of my love for theater, I have never lost my child-like excitement or creativity but I have still grown into a responsible adult that can help guide and teach children today.


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

My free time is divided into three areas: exercise, food, and arts! I love going on runs, lifting weights, and coming up with work out plans for myself. I try to be active daily and really get my heart pumping hard 3-5 times a week. I definitely consider myself a "foodie." I feel so lucky to be living in this eclectic city and love to explore new restaurants on my off time, usually with great friends or my boyfriend, who is a chef here in NYC. All my other time is dedicated to theater and the arts. I have acted most of my life and now focus solely on directing and producing shows. Beyond the shows I am working on, I love to sing, write music, play ukulele, paint and draw.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

In 5 years I hope to be on my way to owning my own theater, I don't think I will be able to open it for 10-15 years. I want to expand my production company and be directing and producing something year round instead of just operatically. I do want a family in the future and while I don't think I will have kids any time soon, I do hope to be in a very committed relationship in 5 years.

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

As I have said before, I love the creative energy of children! I love helping kids hone their creative abilities, whether they are artistic, musical, dramatic, or just very imaginative. I feel very confident in my knowledge of theater, music, and art and feel I could help a child in any of these aspects. I do also consider myself fairly knowledgable about health and exercise, and while no kid really wants to learn about exercise, I think I can help kids create healthy habits and routines that can influence how they develop into adulthood. Likewise, I was a straight A student through all of grade school and college (graduated with a 4.0), I was part of many groups and committees, was on the swim team, and was part of almost every theatrical show. Because of my discipline through my schooling, I feel I can help children with time management and encourage them to spend their time wisely on things they love so that they can be both successful and happy!


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