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Jeanette Y.


Folsom Lake College,
A.A. Human Services
A.A. Liberal Arts & Sciences/Liberal Studies

American River College,
A.A. Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
A.A. Fashion/Apparel Design

Childcare Experience

Part-time Nanny
Granite Bay, CA, 08/13 - 06/16
Boy age 6, Girl age 8

Part-Time Babysitter
Granite Bay, CA, 07/14 - 05/16
Two girls, ages 7 and 10

Part-Time Babysitter
Folsom, CA, 04/12 - 08/14
One child, age 12

Day Care Activity Assistant
Orangevale, CA, 03/11 - 06/13
Children, ages 2-9

Professional Experience

Food Genius: Kids Nutrition + Cooking Teacher
Sacramento, CA, 03/13 - 07/16

Project Coordinator, Harvest Fairvale
Fair Oaks, CA, 04/11 - 06/15

Kids Farming and Gleaning Field Trip Guide
Sacramento, CA, 05/13 - 05/14

About me

Twenty years ago, I started my first business as a babysitter. Now as a young professional I am blessed to do what I love most, hanging out with kids and being a part of their world. Most recently I have worked 3 years as part-time nanny in California. I have also been a sitter, art teacher, youth group leader, camp counselor, kids nutrition & cooking teacher, kids hiking guide, kids volunteer leader, library story teller and a day care assistant. I have also worked as a children's fashion and toy designer and product developer. I have enjoyed working with kids in all stages of development from toddler through young adulthood. I especially love engaging with children 4 years and above. My work experience as a Community Organizer, Project Coordinator & Executive Assistant lend well to solid communication and making sure kids' schedules stay on track and everything happens that needs to. I enjoy multitasking as my mind is happiest there.

My favorite thing to do with kids is understand what makes them tick, learn what they are passionate about and find a way to expand, grow and feed their hearts and minds in this area. I also enjoy opening kids up to new activities and subject to expand their minds and worlds. I like to create a safe, playful, loving, yet orderly environment, where creative and imaginative minds are free to grow. I am a huge advocate for learning through play and experience. I love getting kids excited about reading and storytelling. In the past I have worked on urban and organic farm education experience teams teaching kids about where their food comes from and how healthy food, gardening and farming are important to all of us. I am a Certified Food Genius, which means I have been educated and trained to teach kids nutrition, healthy cooking and snack skills. I love getting kids excited about eating healthy. I am a kid at heart, full of positive energy yet I am calm and centered. I hope to connect with your kids teach them new things and learn from them as well because they are our greatest teachers.

I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

When I'm not babysitting I am either exploring Prospect or Inwood Hills Park, working on collaborative community art projects in my neighborhood, urban hiking, playing badminton, bocce, or tennis, basketball, volleyball, or practicing healing yoga, gardening in my yard, or walking my roommate's dog and making mini movies, I love creating.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

An expert in Child Eco-Psychology. I hope to be the co-creator of a new breed of interactive kids television on PBS that teaches kids how to be kind, compassionate, curious and how to be the best human being possible while exploring their neighborhoods and seeing the world.

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

Art. Sustainable Crafts. DIY Science Experiments. Birding. Outdoor Exploring. Cooking. Baking. Gardening. Nutrition. Imagination games. Sing along time (everyday karaoke). Music-Ukulele (still learning). Lego building. Movie Making. Scratch (kids coding program that I am learning to teach). Creative writing and story telling. Imaginary Radio-Blog (teach kids how to make their own show). Kids Yoga. Badminton.

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