Alyssa P.|Alameda, CA
4 yrs exp
28 yrs old
Part-Time Or Full-Time Caregiving
I' m a recent graduate of Sonoma State University with a degree in Sociology. I' ve had experience babysitting a 1-year-old, 2-year-old, 3-year-old and two brothers ages 6 and 13. In high school, I spent two years working in a preschool helping with snack time, story time and playtime and implementing creative learning activities. In college I spent two and a half years volunteering at a homeless shelter, helping run a day care for kids ages 5 months old to 17 years old. Using resources provided by the homeless shelter I kept the kids entertained through arts and crafts, tag, hide and seek, dodge ball, basketball, catch, reading stories, playing board games, completing puzzles and dance offs. Additionally I provided homework assistance whenever necessary. As part of the SSU Collaborative Autism Training and Support Program I spent a semester working with a 12-year-old boy with an Autism Spectrum Disorder helping him with socialization and pulling him out of his comfort zone. The following semester I worked in a K-2nd grade developmentally disabled classroom, focusing primarily on a 6-year-old relatively nonverbal boy with an Autism Spectrum Disorder helping him with his daily classroom tasks, correcting problem behaviors and drawing language out of him. Whenever needed I acted as a Teachers Assistance working with children with varying disabilities. I am great with kids of all ages and personalities, and I am responsible, friendly and attentive.