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Marla L.

Education

The Beacon School,
High School Diploma

Fordham University,
BS in Computer Science

Childcare Experience

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/11 - Present
One girl and one boy, 11 and 8

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 10/19 - 10/19
One boy, age 10

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/14 - 11/17
Two girls, 6 and 10

Professional Experience

Hostess
New York, NY, 02/19 - Present

HR and Communications Intern
New York, NY, 06/19 - 08/19

Performer in Beautiful The Carole King Musical
New York, NY, 11/17 - 01/19

Beacon Hill Staffing
New York, NY, 09/16 - 11/17

About me

Hi there! I grew up in Haiti and Washington Heights! I'm currently in my last year of school studying Computer Science at Fordham University and I am a represented tv/film and musical theater actress here in the city. I actually came back from touring the country with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical to finish my degree in January this year!

Instead of going to after school as a kid, my mom, who is a childcare professional, took me along with her to work. That's how I was exposed to the in's and out's of childcare. Given that exposure, I had the opportunity to start sitting when I was just 11 years old for my former piano teacher. That amount of responsibility meant a lot to me at the time (Blue-Belle was only 2 years old!) and the gravity of that responsibility hasn't changed over the years.

I fell in love with teaching those younger than me the importance of having a set schedule i.e. time for homework, play, bed and that there's always a time to be creative and free. It's a lesson my mother taught me and I have seen it work in real time with the lovely kids I care for. Whether I am working with a family or working with young artists at my old dance and theater schools, I really love to step into the role of caregiver and mentor and giving children the care, tools, and education they need to move through the world!


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Studying for class, Singing, or on the hunt for my favorite live music joint in the city!

In 5 years, I hope to be...

In the business of show! In between contracts I will be putting my Computer Science degree to work and working remotely if I were to book a show/movie/modeling contract!

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

The light that art can bring to them - visual, performative, written...you name it! Teaching them the importance of leading with kindness and positivity.


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