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Deedra W.

Education

BS,
Public Relations

MA,
Arts Administration

Childcare Experience

Before-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 05/16 - 06/16
Two girls, two boys, ages 17 months, 3, 6, & 9

Professional Experience

2's Playgroup Lead Teacher
Brooklyn, New York, 07/08 - 06/09

Parent-Child Playgroup Lead Teacher
Brooklyn, New York, 07/08 - 06/09

3-Day Playgroup Nursery Lead Teacher
Brooklyn, NY, 07/09 - 06/10

After-School Assistant Teacher
New York, NY, 09/10 - 06/13

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
New York, NY, 07/11 - 06/16

About me

I started babysitting at the age of 12. After receiving my Master’s Degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, I volunteered weekly at a Head Start early childhood program teaching the children Circle Time combined with yoga. I also started three local home programs for nursery children, where children could walk to school in Brooklyn's neighborhoods of Prospect Park and Lefferts Garden. I worked in the Waldorf education school setting for seven years teaching Parent-Child classes to Kindergarten and after school, which included Grades 1-5.

As a trained early childhood teacher, I love baking, crafting, and being in nature with children. I am certified in CPR, the healing arts, yoga, and medicinal aromatherapy. After working for about 10 years in a school setting, I believe play and self-initiated movement are natural remedies for childhood.


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Preparing healthy clean food, walking in nature, or creating something beautiful with my hands.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

A PhD graduate helping children through movement, play, and healing to be successful.

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

Gardening, baking, hiking, reading, crafting, painting, and executive functioning skills.


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