I will provide kind and compassionate childcare for your family, including transportation and simple meal prep.
Training & Qualifications
I previously worked in a Portland area preschool as the primary afternoon teacher in a class of up to 20 children between the ages of 4 and 6. In addition to babysitting experience, I previously spent a year working as a teacher's assistant in a Montessori preschool with children ages 24 months to 6 years. I am familiar with many leading edge philosophies of early childcare such as RIE and attachment parenting.
I have an associates degree and am pursuing a BS in Psychology with a heavy focus on Early Childhood Development. My ultimate goal is to earn a Master's in Developmental Psychology and apply that to founding my own school where I will apply a combination of the many methods I have experience with and a heavy focus on the social-emotional development of children.
I have a driver's license with no accidents or moving violations in the last 10 years. I have safe, reliable transportation.
I love and respect children and have a natural connection with the children I care for. I feel it is very important to be able to communicate with them on a level they understand and to respect them as human beings. I strive to build a relationship of mutual trust with both the children and their parents so that everyone can be sure that their safety and happiness comes first and foremost when I am caring for children. I believe that children are naturally curious learners and strive to cultivate that spirit, allowing the child to lead the learning experience whenever possible. I like to keep children active and engaged with their environment and keep time spent consuming media low. I love the outdoors and try to spend as much time there as possible. I love day trips to the museum, the park, interesting hikes and make sure to keep up to date on the kid-friendly activities that happen around town.