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Rebecca H.|University City, MO

$12-20/hr 5 yrs exp 22 yrs old

Child Care And Education

Hello, I am a graduate of Carleton College where I majored in English. I moved to Saint Louis a few months ago to pursue a masters in nursing. Previously, I worked at the Northfield YMCA as a program coordinator for their educational summer science program. I worked hands-on with the children doing experiments, adventures through nature, arts and crafts, and meals. I was also responsible for creating the curriculum, scheduling staff, organizing activities, and leading field trips. Prior to this, I worked as a teacher for AmeriCorps in a classroom of kindergarteners and in a classroom of second graders. It was a program centered on reading, imagination, and learning through creativity. It was a classroom of 12 children and I was responsible for teaching spelling, vocabulary, improving reading proficiency, and working on the development of verbal communication skills. I hope to be able to work alongside you and your family to create an enjoyable experience for your little ones.
Reviewed by Marsha T. 5/5 stars
Rebecca was a great help with us for our daughter. She worked with us from the time my daughter was 3 months until 8 months. Rebecca was always punctual and very complying in what kind of activities we'd like our daughter to be doing. She was always willing to take her on trips to the park so that she could get some sunshine. I highly recommend working with Rebecca. She is very pleasant and approachable.

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SouthSide Early Childhood Center

2101 S. Jefferson Avenue, Saint Louis, MO

Starting at $180/mo

SouthSide's Early Childhood Programs

SouthSide Early Childhood Center just moved into a beautiful, state-of-the-art building just south of I-44 and I-64/40. This bright and warm space offers a natural playground, indoor playroom, kids' kitchen and preschool garden.

SouthSide's program is among the best in the region. SouthSide provides a nurturing, educational and individualized program for children from six weeks old to pre-kindergarten. With three age groupings guided by the same philosophy and curriculum, we provide continuous care in an accredited center from infancy to preschool graduation. Children may enter the program at any age, depending on availability. Center hours are from 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., year round (we are closed for 10 holidays per year and professional development days).

Our infant and toddler program promotes the healthy development of children during the first three years of life. The infant/toddler classrooms have one teacher for every four children, with a maximum of eight children per classroom.

Our two's program accommodates children from 24 to 35 months. This program, also with a one to four ratio, promotes the development of toddlers, emphasizing language and social development, as well as the acquisition of essential cognitive and motor skills for continued achievement in preschool and beyond.

Our preschool program for ages three through five maintains a teacher:child ratio of one to ten and a maximum group size of 20 in mixed age groups. This program engages children in joyful learning through play with the objective of developing creative problem-solving, strong social skills and curiosity. Ultimately, the goal for preschoolers is to graduate with all the skills needed for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Family Support and Involvement

At SouthSide, families - however they are defined for our children - are our partners in their education, social development and healthy growth. We strongly encourage family participation in Center activities, classroom volunteering, special events and field trips. Family members are welcome to visit the Center at any time. We have four structured meetings with each family during each year: fall home visit, late fall family-teacher conference, spring home visit and late spring family-teacher conference. Several special events organized by staff and families bring the entire Center together. Our summer picnic and Thanksgiving Dinner are popular highlights of the year.

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Hiring someone on to provide child care services will cost an average of $13.75 per hour as of November 2020. This rate may vary depending on the experience each child care provider has, how many kids you will need them to watch, the age of your children, and whether you need part-time or full-time child care.
How can I find child care help near me? currently has 973 child care providers Saint Louis, MO. You can search for caregivers by their distance from Saint Louis and by hourly pay rate. Then you can compare their experience, specific services they offer and what age groups of kids they specialize in caring for. You can also read reviews from other families in Saint Louis that have worked with the child care providers you're interested in.
What interview questions should I ask a child care provider?
You want to find a child care provider that will get along with your kids, but also follows many of the same parenting ideas you have. Structure your questions around how your kids behave in certain situations and what the provider thinks is the best action to take. And because there are plenty of activities to do in Saint Louis, you should ask questions about the fun things each child care provider would do to keep your kids happy and entertained. Finally, ask each provider about their past child care experience, references from other families in Saint Louis and if they are certified in first aid and CPR.