Caretaker devoted to helping children think creatively, solve problems independently and respect themselves and others. Desires a role as a Childcare assistant.
Positive reinforcement methods
Reliable and punctual
Complex problem solver
CPS guidelines awareness
Arts, crafts and games
Sitter/ Mother's Helper May 2015 to August 2015Mother's Helpers － Littleton, CO
Main Office: 3033467600
At this job I would serve as a sitter for various families that the company would assign me to. Since I was constantly working for different families the tasks I would complete would also vary. Generally my day consisted of getting the children up and ready for the day, taking taking and picking them up from school if needed, driving them to any activities, preparing and supervising meals, putting the children down for naps, helping them with homework, playing games and with toys outside, reading books, making arts and crafts, and getting the children ready for bed.
At this job I was able to learn lots of things including but not limited to:
how to watch over 4 or more children at once
how to act around different age groups (anywhere from 3 months to 12 years old)
how to encourage sharing among children
how to discipline (time out according to parent's preferences)
how to serve as a good role model
how to encourage play time over watching tv
High School Leader November 2013 to November 2013Outdoor Education Laboratory Program － Bailey, CO
I volunteered to spend a week (Nov. 4-8th) at Windy Peak to help further 6th graders outdoor education. While there were teachers and other adults on the premises it was generally the high school leaders duty to supervise and teach the students majority of the time. As a leader I was placed in a bunk with one other leader where we managed approximately ten girls during bunk time, flag ceremony, nightly group activities, mealtime, and all throughout the night. It was also us high school leaders who taught the classes, so after preparing for the class I would take groups on hikes in the woods while teaching them about the biology i prepared. I also got to teach an art class where I allowed students to work on their own creativity using tools that they chose. Ultimately, I spent 110 hours straight supervising 12 year olds.
This experience taught me many things such as:
how to watch kids overnight
how to problem solve on my own
how to determine when I needed an adults help
how to create my own lesson plan
how to be a good role model to children
Sitter April 2009 to CurrentSelf Employed － Arvada, CO
Coming from a family with two younger sisters, eight younger cousins and tons of family friends with children, I have had lots of experience. I've been babysitting unsupervised since I was 12 years old which puts me at about 7 years of experience. This included anything from taking and picking up the children from school, preparing meals, entertaining them for hours on end, putting the younger children down for naps, helping with homework, making sure they shower, helping them get ready for bed on time and cleaning up any messes after the children are asleep.
While babysitting I was able to learn many things such as:
how to be a leader
how to set boundaries
how to teach children to share
how to teach older children to act around younger children
how to get unfamiliar siblings to play together
High School Diploma : 2015Arvada West High School － Arvada, CO, USDuring my senior year of high school I took two courses that I have found very helpful to childcare. First, I took an AP Psychology course that had a unit based on the development of a child's psyche. Then, as a result of my interest in this unit, during my second semester of that school year I took a child development course. This class went into the different stages of physical, emotional and social development at different ages and how to encourage the appropriate kind of development for each stage.