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Alice F.

Education

New York University - Gallatin School,
B.A. Human Rights, Creative Writing

Tri-State College of Acupuncture,
Master's, Acupuncture, 2017

Childcare Experience

Part-Time Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 07/13 - 12/13
newborn baby boy

Tutor
Brooklyn, NY, 02/14 - 06/14
Boy, 11

After-School Sitter
Brooklyn, NY, 04/13 - 07/13
Boys, 4, 4 and 2

After-School/Weekend Sitter
New York, NY, 09/06 - Present
Girls, 4 and 8

After-School / Weekend Sitter, Tutor
New York, NY, 09/02 - 06/09
Girls: 4, 10, 12, 16

Part-Time Babysitter (primarily vacation/travel)
New York, NY, 10/03 - 08/06
Girls 2, Baby boy

Professional Experience

Garden Educator
New York, NY, 05/15 - Present

Garden Educ. Coordinator - Eagle St. Rooftop Farm
Brooklyn, NY, 04/10 - 07/12

Office Manager, Brooklyn Open Acupuncture
Brooklyn, NY, 09/13 - Present

Program Assist.- Committee to Protect Journalists
New York, NY, 10/08 - 03/13

Coordinator, 462 Halsey Community Garden
Brooklyn, NY, 09/12 - Present

Assist. Manager & Buyer, Estella NYC
New York, NY, 10/02 - 06/06

About me

I am a full-time student and part-time urban farmer. I have over ten years’ experience working as a nanny in New York City. I have worked with children of all ages, newborn through high school, primarily on the Upper East Side and in Brooklyn. I have traveled domestically and internationally with families. I worked as a tutor, primarily in English and History, on numerous occasions. I am an artist working on an illustrated children’s book. As an organic gardener and chef, preparing healthy, delicious, environmentally sustainable foods is one of my passions. I love all animals, and have a special fondness for cats.

I truly love children, and think of myself as young at heart. I love to play and have fun- being with children is the best job around! I value the social, developmental skills that children develop as they begin to play – for example, learning to compromise in a game of make-believe when everyone wants to be the princess. When I play with children, I engage completely, not only because it is more fun, but because play has purpose. I love arts and crafts and will happily engage in projects; I’m a novice sewer and builder. I love gardening and anything related to the outdoors and animals (though I am quite afraid of snakes). I am reliable and responsible. I have been told my entire life that I am a very loving and nurturing person – a trait I am currently putting to use in acupuncture school.

When I am not at school or teaching, I spend most of my time growing food in, or coordinating programs for my community garden. I love documentary films, reading, and getting to know my neighbors.


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

In acupuncture school! When I am not in school, I am back in Brooklyn running a community farm. I oversee more than 600 SF of communal, organic growing space and help to manage a compost program that diverts around 20 tons of food waste from landfills to vegetable beds.I also do education and event programming for the garden, help care for the bees and administrative work. When it's time to relax, I come home to my garden to relax under my grape vines or make s'mores by the fire pit. Whenever I am on break from school, my crafty side comes out - painting, drawing, glittering and gluing all appeal to me. Given the opportunity, I love to bake everything from chocolate chip cookies to croissants.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Done with school! I plan to practice at Brooklyn Open Acupuncture in addition to a small, private practice. Hopefully I will be living upstate, though I may still be in Brooklyn. Wherever I end up, I hope to still have a garden full of vegetables and my cat, Chicken Bear.

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

I am very crafty. I love to draw, paint, sculpt, build doll houses and robots out of cardboard boxes. I love to read aloud (and be read to), especially children's books. I am an excellent baker (do you love flaky pie crusts?). I am pretty good at cooking healthy food too - especially veggie-packed smoothies. I have a green thumb, I love worms, bees and my latest obsession - dragonflies!


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