I recently graduated from The New School with a degree in Psychology. I love children and engaging them in imaginative and creative play, as well as arts and crafts and various outings in the city.
I have always been a creative person by nature and a consumer of art. I went to The New School so that I could advance myself academically and intellectually through their rigorous programs, but also so that I could root myself in an artistic and creative culture in the city. Prior to moving to the city, I developed a program at an alternative high school in my hometown (Boston, MA) that focused on the importance (if not the essentialism) of self-expression in a supportive environment. I will bring these ideals with me to my childcare position.
I have about six years of childcare experience and I am hoping to find the right family to work for full time. I believe deeply in being present and active with children so as to support them in their development.
I am outgoing and always ready for a day out trying a new restaurant or museum hopping in Chelsea, or a night in with some ginger tea and the previous week's New Yorker. I hope to apply my academic research interests (empathy, expressive art therapy, and social and emotional learning and behavior) towards the children I will be taking care of.