Although my professional childcare career did not begin until I was 14, I've had a passion for working with children since the tender age of 8. I always looked forward to lending my mother a helping hand in conducting her Sunday School preschool classes. I was often eager to babysit my younger brother, family members and family friends without the slightest hesitation. A love of children has just always come naturally to me. Since then, I have had the pleasure of being able to explore my passion for being a caregiver to children and be welcomed with open arms, into the private lives of a comprehensive list of absolutely marvelous families.
I have extensive experience in caring for special needs children with physical and developmental disabilities, children with learning disabilities, and multiples, and I feel comfortable and confident caring for children of all ages, from infancy to young adults. I am unquestionably accomplished in all matters of child care, including but not limited to: changing diapers, preparing bottles, pre-doctors visit pep talks, lending a listening ear and teaching valuable life lessons such as respect, the importance of giving back to your community, how deep breathing and meditation can bring you a positive, clear mind, why communication is key and why eating all of your vegetables is so very important.
I am a firm believer in nurturing young minds and planting seeds of success. I believe that no dream is too big for any child to achieve, that every day is a wonderful day for an adventure and a lesson can be learned from every experience. I am passionate about helping children realize their potential and chasing their wildest dreams with them. I always truly enjoy creating the most magical, nurturing and safe environment possible for children to grow, learn and explore daily. I am a caregiver who lives by the philosophy of "Give guidance from the heart for the best start," and I'm constantly striving to be a positive role model to each child I work with, as well as a someone who children enjoy confiding in because it comes naturally. I seek to be not just a caregiver, but a genuine friend to the children I care for.
I pride myself in being a positive, energetic, fun-loving, communicative, compassionate, detail-oriented and organized team player, who loves to utilize my multi-tasking skills in any way that I can. I am an out of the box thinker who takes pleasure in finding a solution to every equation. I am presently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Additionally, I currently hold a New York State Certified Nursing Assistant License, a BLS/Advanced CPR certification as well as a First Aid certification.