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Blaire E.

Education

Fordham University,
BFA in Dance

Childcare Experience

Assistant Infant Teacher
Atlanta, GA, 07/16 - Present
12 children ages 3mos- 13mos

Lead Toddler Teacher
Brooklyn, NY, 01/18 - Present
Ages 18-36 months

Camp Counselor
Decatur, GA, 05/11 - 06/15
Children ages 4-13

Dance Teacher
Decatur, GA, 06/11 - 06/15
Girls ages 4-13

Assistant to Camp Director
Atlanta, GA, 05/13 - 08/13
Children ages 4-13

Professional Experience

Dance Company Member
New York, NY, 08/15 - Present

About me

I have always loved working with children. I began learning about childcare at an early age from my grandmother, who was a neonatal nurse. As I've grown, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with children in many capacities and consider mentoring and childcare as an important aspect of my future goals. I began working with the YMCA organization at the age of 17. Through the YMCA I had the opportunity to work with children from many different backgrounds and experiences, including children with various forms of special needs and children from vast social and cultural backgrounds. I was afforded the opportunity to work as assistant to the summer camp director and was also entrusted with creating an entirely new summer dance camp. I have spent the last few years devoting my time to childcare in a Montessori environment and studying the Montessori philosophy. I believe strongly in its tenants as I come from a Montessori family; both my father and I attended Montessori schools. Most recently, I served as Lead Infant/Toddler teacher at a Montessori school in Crown Heights and also teach preschool dance. As a founding teacher at my school, I have worked to create and implement a Montessori based curriculum for infants and toddlers transitioning from the home to school environment. I am currently working to create a platform where I can document and share my experiences and activities working as an infant/toddler Guide. I will be attending Bank Street College of Education in the fall to obtain my Masters in Early Childhood Education.

Along with childcare, I hold a BFA in dance from Fordham University/Alvin Ailey and teach many forms of dance to children. I was afforded the opportunity to study abroad in Ghana, West Africa in the summer of 2014. While there, I had the chance to work in The Working Boys Orphanage. I love being creative and helping children to tap into their creativity and vast imaginations at any age!


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

in the classroom or dance studio teaching. I work as a freelance dancer for various projects throughout the year. I am also currently pursuing a Master in Early Childhood Education so that I can open my own school one day!

In 5 years, I hope to be...

a preschool administrator and business owner. I hope to open a dance studio and a preschool that provides free training and education to support families in the community where I grew up.

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

Dancing and singing. Any way that I can connect kinetic activity to learning is always a fun time for me. Singing and dancing are my favorite tools for teaching toddlers!


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