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Erin L.|Los Altos, CA

$25-30/hr 10 yrs exp 45 yrs old

Public School Teacher, Former Nanny, Mom Of Two, Available For Part Time Work.

Booked 4 times
I am an elementary school teacher. Presently teaching first grade. Comfortable with all ages and even large groups. I am available on occasional weeknights and different weekend times. I have a past working in co-op preschools, working in summer camps and have spent 10 years as a Girl Scout leader. As a single parent myself I am comfortable with out of the box and unusual requests. I have a BA in psychology from USF. I love crafts, sports, dancing, singing and cooking with children. My favorite way to spend time with a younger child would be to spend physical time outdoors then come home to relax and read picture books or play. I tend to follow older children's lead. Right now I am available to pet sit in house or out of house only in Los Altos or Mt View. I can babysit occasionally the evenings on weeknights and on the weekends.
Reviewed by Anne K. 5/5 stars
Erin is a lovely caregiver for children, and was a huge hit with our school-aged kids. She has truly professional skills -- I would hire her as a tutor in addition to a babysitter. Erin was always keeping our kids engaged in projects and activities, and very good at disciplining them gently when they did not get along. She's a mom herself, and has a wealth of knowledge about not just how to keep kids busy but also help them grow. As one small example, when we were looking for volunteer activities that were age-appropriate in this area, she gave us several ideas we had not found anywhere else. She's great, and would be a great caregiver to support any family.

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Little Prodigy Preschool and Day Care Center

830 East El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA

Costimate: $367/wk

Thank you for your interest in Little Prodigy Preschool and Day Care Center.

A family owned and private preschool which originally was established in Los Altos in 2006, Little Prodigy opened it's mountain view center in 2008 as a center for early childhood education.

Little Prodigy Preschool and Day Care Center consists of over 4000 square feet of space, separated into four classrooms, serving from ages 3 months to 5 years (upon entry into kindergarten).
In addition, there is a beautiful playground separated into two age levels. Children explore and learn safely with toys and equipment appropriate for their age group.

The philosophy of Little Prodigy Preschool and Day Care Center is to care for your child by offering a program which is developmentally appropriate. Children learn according to their own stages. We acknowledge similarities and differences as well as individual patterns of growth in all children. Large and small group activities, as well as teacher and child directed activities, allow children to explore their world.

Our accredited staff brings a variety of skills and knowledge of early education to the classroom. Throughout the day, they plan and implement an age-appropriate program with activities to keep children interested in learning while they play. Teachers also take continuing education training seminars to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods.

We continue to believe that parent involvement and communication are important to the growth and success of the preschool child. Parents, teachers and children are an important team needed to work together to assist in the young child's growth. At Little Prodigy Preschool and Day Care Center we invite parents to participate with special projects and events.

As you consider a preschool for your child, we ask that you give Little Prodigy Preschool and Day Care Center an opportunity to be a vital part of that very important decision.

Yesterday, today or tomorrow, our school continues in a direction to educate your child. We invite you to take the time to visit our center and share our years of experience in early education.
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Over The Rainbow

2132 Sierra Ventura Drive, Los Altos, CA

Starting at $1500/mo

We believe that providing loving, attentive and educational care in first 5 years of a child's life is the stepping stone for a bright & happy future. By providing high quality childcare in an intimate and family oriented center, we form a bond with each child in our care. We truly love helping them develop a lifelong love of learning & curiosity about the world around them. By nurturing their social, emotional, educational, and developmental needs, your child is sure to thrive and succeed at Over The Rainbow.

The owner has a Master's Degree in Education & the qualifications for being the director in a preschool. We have a low ratio of children to teachers to ensure the best quality care possible. By providing a balance of structure and play, your child will thrive and grow.

Our program presents learning concepts through hands-on exploration of the world around us; introducing academic and social concepts within a non-competitive and positive environment. We focus on play based, child-centered activities where your child's emotional needs, education, and happiness come first. Life skills (zipping, buttoning, tidying up and learning to feed themselves. ), arts & crafts, seasonal/holiday themes, music & movement, drama/storytelling, math concepts/counting, language and vocabulary are some of the concepts we teach.

*A balance of nurturing, playtime, and learning each day
*Daily small group activities that help boost your child's social skills
*Family communication, including daily updates to keep you informed
*Learning areas focused on dramatic play, mathematics, creative arts, language, and sensory exploration
*Age-appropriate activities and materials that develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning

Healthy/Well Balanced Meals
Healthy food & good nutrition fuels your child's busy days. All of the food is provided in the monthly cost. We prepare meals using fresh & healthy ingredients with your child s well-being in mind. I will encourage your son/daughter to try a variety of fruits and vegetables and we use seasonal, organic (when possible) and locally sourced ingredients as much as we can.