I have over 11 years of experience providing excellent child care, early childhood development support, and education. I recently completed a position with a family in Berkeley caring for their now 10-month-old girl who I have been with full time since January. I am available now, July, to start a new position or pick up short term opportunities. My availability will be M-F all day but Mondays I will need to be finished by about 5:00/5:30 and Wednesday by 2:00/2:30 as I am taking classes those evenings in San Jose. I am ideally seeking about 30-35 hours a week max but could work with 25-30 hours depending on pay or a share care. My previous position was working with an infant in the Oakland Hills 3.5 days a week. I cared for her from 5.5 months to 16 months. I adore her and she thrived and grew by leaps and bounds in her first year. Before this, I was working with a 4-year-old girl full-time in San Francisco, from 2012-2013, and before that I completed a year long contract with a family, from September 2011 to September 2012. I cared for their 1 5-year-old boy 4 days and their 3-year-old boy as well 1 day a week. Since 2010, I have provided child care for over 11 families, ranging from filling short-term needs to full-time with children aged from 4 months up to 5 years old. I have some Early Childhood Development education through my BA in Psychology and completed an online course on preschoolers. I have been doing my own research on attachment theory, positive discipline practices and the Waldorf education philosophy, and the importance of nature based exploration and play. I am first aid certified in 2012 and will be reviewing this course again soon. I am passionate about supporting young children in holistic and natural approaches to supporting their growth, development, and education.