I have spent the last 6 1/2 years working as the Director of the Children's Ministry at my church. During this time, I have helped a number of families in their homes, either a mother on bed rest during pregnancy, an ill child as needed, or simply when families need a night out or a week away. I have helped with my own grandson over the last four years while his mother completed nursing school and then during weekends while she worked at the hospital. I am patient, reliable, enjoy each child and especially enjoy seeing them grow; learn new things through play, reading books and going on daily outings. I am looking for a two to three year commitment with a family who expects me to participate in the social, emotional, and intellectual development of their children. I will work in areas of language development, potty training, social manners, homework, and more.