I am an active grandmother doing what I love most; caring for children. Most of my adult career in (upper) management required much travel, effective people skills, training subordinates and leadership skills. This lifetime experience has cultivated an interest and a desire for me to continue teaching and promoting development of others, particularly little ones. Although I have a part time day position now for over 6 months, I am available for "date night" or week end care. I care for 2 children, picking them up from school and taking them to their extracurricular activities or their home every school day until a parent meets me. The previous 6 months, I cared for another family picking up their children from school every day. Last year (2012), I cared for a 22-month-old and an 18-month-old for 2 different families. In 2011, I cared for a 2-month-old infant full-time for a year including her siblings, a nine and 13-year-old after school hours and during the summer months. I stayed overnight a few times when needed. Occasionally, I did light chores and provided transportation for the older children. Most of my time was spent bathing, dressing, changing diapers, and providing meals. They all loved to go on stroller walks, weather permitting, and having books read to them. The rest of my time was spent teaching them to play with their toys as well as teaching them to sing, dance, learn numbers, colors, the alphabet and new words. My car is late model with full coverage insurance and a valid driver's license with a perfect driving record. I am a punctual, dependable, honest, responsible, caring, trustworthy, kind person. My background check is available as are personal references. I can provide excellent references from each family over the last 2 1/2 years. Thank you for letting me share my story. I can provide additional information and answer any questions that you may have.