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Destinye M.


Columbia University,
Master of Social Work

Long Beach State University,
B.A. in Child Development and Family Studies

Childcare Experience

Childcare Provider
Harbor City, CA, 06/13 - 08/14
8 boys and girls, ages 10 months-3

Infant and Toddler Student Teacher
Long Beach, CA, 01/11 - 05/12
12 boys and girls, ages 1-3

Childcare Provider
Lakewood, CA, 01/10 - 03/12
10 children, ages 1 month to 5

Los Angeles, CA, 01/20 - 12/-1
Five children, ages 7,9,11,13 and 14.

Professional Experience

School Therapist
Los Angeles, CA, 08/16 - 07/19

School Therapist- Preschool-Middle School
New York, NY, 08/15 - 05/16

School Counselor
New York City, NY, 09/14 - 05/15

Program Mentor
Los Angeles, CA, 11/13 - 08/14

Higher Education Coach/Counselor
Los Angeles, CA, 02/12 - 05/12

About me

I was introduced to the notion of babysitting in the 3rd grade when I was handed my first "Babysitters Club" chapter book. I immediately became inspired and delighted by the idea of caring for children. As I grew older, I spent more time shadowing my older sister as she cared for my newborn niece and nephew. I asked many questions and absorbed the information like a sponge.

My childcare career officially began in my teens by babysitting some of the infants in my neighborhood as their parents ran to the store or a movie. I later advanced to volunteer work; caring for preschool-aged children during school events. With this foundation set, it was clear to me that I belong in this field. I decided to earn my B.A. in Child Development and Family Studies while simultaneously gaining experience at a home daycare, a preschool, an infant and toddler center as well as babysitting for families who enjoyed my services at the center.

Through my education and experience, I have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to feel confident in my childcare abilities. I enjoy every interaction I have with children and realize that every opportunity can be a learning experience for both myself and the child. I strongly believe in treating children as unique, individual beings who deserve the same respect as adults.

I am full of songs, smiles, hugs, creative activities and encouragement for each and every child that I have the pleasure of coming into contact with!

I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Planning for my wedding, listening to Jazz, playing with my dog, doing makeup and working out.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

A mother and business owner.

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

Speaking new languages, social-emotional development such as: expression of their feelings, and understanding the feelings of others. I also enjoy teaching children how to utilize American sign language, dramatic play and social norms like waiting turns and covering our mouths when we sneeze.

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