I enjoy working with young children. I love their energy and curiosity. I know that I will be a positive influence in their lives and make a difference.. I have almost 20 years of professional childcare experience. I love children of all ages. Most of my experience is with toddlers ages 1-5 years of age. I spent 18 years working as a Preschool teacher. I helped students develop fine and gross motor skills, learn colors, shapes, numbers, phonics. I taught some of my students to read as early as 3 years old. I am currently certified in Infant and Child CPR and First Aid and I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have also tutored children in Elementary School and some with learning disabilities and Autism spectrum disorders. I have always cared for my students like my own children who are now in their 20s. I also took care of my 14-month-old grandson.