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Rhonda S.
Experienced Mom, Grandmother, Have Worked With Special Needs Adults For 31 Years and Educational Activities — Columbus, OH
I worked for 31 years as a Training Specialist for people with developmental disabilities. I have also cared for my three grandchildren, two 8-year-old girls and a 3-year-old boy. I have cared for two other children, ages 6 months and 3 years old. I also have cared for my stepson who has Autism. I am the author of a book. When I worked for the county, I created many educational activities for the individuals I worked with (Healthy Habits, Feelings, Holiday Stories, Eat Your Alphabet, Jobs in your Community, etc.). I enjoy working with babies, toddlers and children. I have also conducted a book club with a group of first graders and used the book I wrote. The children enjoyed learning about animals and the sign language alphabet. I have also assisted in a second grade classroom. I believe in keeping children active. I have done many educational activities with my grandson, reading books, doing puzzles, painting, the alphabets, etc. I also help my granddaughters with their homework. I am presently caring for a 2-year-old boy, 2.5-year-old girl and and 1-year-old boy in the Hilliard area. I have been caring for them for a year. The mom of the 2-year-old is no longer going to be working. The 2.5-year-old is changing providers due to her parents moving. That leaves only the 1-year-old in my care, therefore I am looking to care for a couple more children. I would like to begin doing daycare in my home, but would also come to your home if the 1-year-old would be welcome to come also, as I do not want to leave him without a provider. Our daily routine has consists of story time, where each child chooses a story and the the teacher chooses one story, music such as The Wheels on the Bus, Ring around the Rosy, Old MacDonald's Farm (I have stuffed animals I use during this song), If you are Happy and you Know it, etc. We briefly go over the days of the weeks, calendar, months, seasons, weather (age appropriate presentation). We work on the ABC's and counting. I have many puzzles, crafts, books, etc. that are age appropriate. We have been working on potty training. We do some basic baby signs, for example eat, finished, baby, potty, drink, etc. I greatly enjoy working with the children and they have all developed a relationship with me, as you can verify by contacting their parents as references. Thanks for your time and consideration. You are welcome to look at my activities during our interview. Thanks
10yrs of exp
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