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Janine C.


Bachelors Degree - Portland State University,
International studies, focus in European Studies
Atlantic Acting School Conservatory

Childcare Experience

Brooklyn, NY, 08/15 - 10/17
1 and 4

Part Time Nanny
Brooklyn, NY, 11/14 - 01/16

Part time nanny
Manhattan, NY, 08/14 - 07/15
Two boys, 6 and 2

Manhattan, NY, 09/13 - 07/14
Three boys, 7, 4, 2

Portland, OR, 01/12 - 07/12
Girl, infant

Summer and afterschool Baby Sitter
Portland, OR, 05/11 - 12/11
Two boys, 10 & 4, one girl 7

Professional Experience

Lead 2s preschool teacher
Myrtle Beach, SC, 09/12 - 06/13

Camp Director/AmeriCorps VISTA
Harts, West Virginia, 05/09 - 07/10

About me

I have been in the Smartsitting network for four year now and have had the opportunity to work with four amazing families! I came to working with children a few years after college, when I realized I wanted to pursue my work as a theater artist more seriously and have a fulfilling, rewarding day job that allowed me to be on my feet. I have five years experience as a Professional Nanny and one year of experience as a Lead Preschool Teacher. I have also worked as a Theater Teacher (improv and devising) and Summer Camp Director and Counselor (at a music and self empowerment camp for girls). As a theater artist, I enjoy work that is creative, high energy and different all the time. Being a caregiver is all of those things, which is why I enjoy it so much.

Each child possesses a unique way of interacting with the world and I do my best to work with their personal interests, learning style and preferences of the parent in order to foster creativity, critical thinking skills and most of all, self confidence. I celebrate with children when they reach milestones and often times, learn new things about myself and the world right along with them.

In addition to childcare, I enjoy spending time with my two dogs, performing and devising theater, being active and generally just taking in all that Brooklyn and New York has to offer.

I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Producing a show, traveling or walking my dogs in Prospect Park.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Honestly? Enjoying a very similar life to the one I have now! With maybe a full time job in the theatre and a bigger savings account.

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

Music, art, literature and dramatic play are focal points in my work with children and I can spend large amounts of time pretending, playing games, or doing crafts. I am also into anything science related: space, geography, archeology, etc. I am great at facilitating children in theater making, film-making, song-writing and doing science experiments! I am an animal lover and have two dogs myself, so I am very comfortable with pets or children who have animals as a key interest.

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