I am currently an undergraduate Psychology student (Child & Adolescent Development Emphasis) and athlete at Hope International University. My career goal is to be a practicing psychologist who works with children and their families. Through connections on Care. com I hope to gain valuable work experience in the childcare environment wherein I can utilize my educational knowledge and skills in human behavior and development. Rest assured that when caring for your child/children, I will be present and actively engaged with them. Your child/children will always be my first priority. I will keep your child/children safe by abiding by your safety guidelines as well as by exercising my own knowledge and judgment of safety. An additional component of being present and engaged I will make use of games and activities involving physical, mental, and social interaction, thereby limiting excessive use of "digital babysitters" such as television and video games. I am a fan of all things Disney, the outdoors, arts & crafts, board games, puzzles, and I 100% willing to engage in activities created within the imaginations of the child/children I am watching whether it be superheroes, tea parties, playing school, etc. As far as my availability for the summer goes: (1) I will be in the Simi Valley Area from now until the end of July; (2) I am generally available all day, everyday and possibly overnight if the need arises. However, I provide my services on a first come, first serve basis. Therefore if you need me, let me know as soon as possible.