I am 44 years old with approximately 20 years of childcare experience. I am college educated, and I am a nonsmoker. I have experience with babies, families with up to 4 children, twins, and children with special needs. I love all children under my care as if they were my own. I get down on the floor with them to play at their level. I feel that it is important to read to children. I like to draw and color with children to encourage creativity. I like to dry tears and inspire laughter. I feel rewarded knowing that I have not just kept a child alive while parents are away but have had a positive impact on a young life.