Hello Parents! My name is Alyson and I am a professional theater artist (Artistic Director) with an extensive background working with children from infancy through college in a variety of environments, including private tutoring, in the classroom, as a teaching artist and in several positions as an After-School caregiver. I have an especially strong background working with children with special needs including ASD, learning challenges and other socio/emotional challenges and employ a highly sensitive and individualized approach with every child in my care. I am comfortable and confident with all age groups and enjoy positive and collaborative communication with parents. So if you are seeking more than just a "babysitter" who genuinely enjoys and appreciates meaningful engagement with children , I look forward to hearing from you!