Ayanna C.|Las Vegas, NV
7 yrs exp
31 yrs old
Part-Time And Weekend Babysitter, Housekeeper
Hi, my name is Ayanna. I am 23 years old, and a college student living in Brooklyn, New York. I am currently enrolled at Santa Monica College taking classes online (recently just moved back to New York from California). I have a 4.0 GPA majoring in Early Childhood Education and plan to become a child psychologist working with children who are at-risk and children with special needs. I started working as a babysitter at the age of 14, and started my first job as a Teacher's Aide in Brooklyn. I worked there for 6 years. I have also worked at two Montessori Schools in Brooklyn, New York. I have babysat for 4 personal families for the past 4 years as well. I have my certification from American Red Cross in CPR/AED/First Aid for Infant, Child, and Adult. I enjoy doing art projects, cooking, dance, and sports with kids. I also do light housekeeping around the house including laundry. I have worked with children ages newborn-8 years old. I currently volunteer at children's homeless shelters as well as doing different activities with kids. Right now, I currently do not have a car or a license, so I will not be able to do pick ups or drop offs or run errands, but I can babysit at the house or take public transportation. My responsibilities usually include helping the child with his or her homework, planning fun activities with engaging curriculum; examples would be science activities, math activities, cooking activities, art activities, music and movement, and dramatic play. Along with making healthy snacks and meals for the children, we work on making the meals together, so the child feels like they have value in what they are making to eat. I like reading to the children, expanding the child's vocabulary as well. If it is during the evening, I will put the child to sleep, read them a story and stay with them until they fall asleep. I do not believe in negative punishment since it has been shown to do absolutely no good, so I will not engage in any yelling or abuse towards the children. I prefer the child to use their words and explain to me what is going on with them, if they are sad or angry, wait for them to calm down, and they will talk to me when they are ready. The things that make me happy are baking, music, art, and dramatic play with children. I like embracing their creativity and opening up their imaginations. Seeing the child smile is the best thing I can ask for.