My name is Delora, and I love working with children. I have a diverse background that includes working as an interpretive naturalist, nannying, tutoring, and parenting. For many years, I worked in nature centers, where I led programs for school groups, and designed preschool program curriculum. I value taking a sensory approach to teaching young children about their surroundings. The experience I gained as a naturalist, combined with years of nannying and babysitting, prepared me for parenting.
As I raised my child, I was a devoted volunteer in the local schools. I was a reading tutor, room-parent for six years, safe arrival coordinator for the whole school, health room volunteer, and an active participant in the PTA. Now, my daughter is a young adult, and founded an outdoor school. I now volunteer at Environmental Connections Outdoor School, where I mentor students, lead group activities, and help with administrative duties.
I love to bring crafts and activities when I care for children. I'm known for my patience and creativity with kids. I hope to have the opportunity to get to know your family.