Courtney S.|Arlington Heights, IL
6 yrs exp
23 yrs old
Part-Time Caregiver Available
Hi! My name is Courtney! I've worked at a high school's preschool for the last two years. I started as a substitute and then was promoted to the morning teacher's aide, a prestigious position as only one senior is picked out of about 50 who participate in the program. Over the course of my time at BG, I have taken 5 classes in early childhood development that prepared me for working with the 16 two-to 5-year-olds. I am certified in infant and child CPR as well as pediatric first aid. As a morning teacher's aide, my daily tasks included setting up the room, greeting the children and parents, and teaching the children basic learning principles such as colors, shapes, and letters. I was able to teach them through books, games, felt board stories, and lessons I created. I also helped potty train the younger ones and helped the older ones start to read basic words. I have also worked at an elementary school's after-school program through the Arlington Heights Park District. My job was to create fun and engaging games as well as to assist the children with their homework. My work with the park district extended into their youth basketball program where I coached the last two winters, first a 5th and 6th grade girls team and then a 3rd grade boys team. The past few summers have allowed me the opportunity to be a class leader at two different Vacation Bible School programs. I was the lead teacher to a diverse group of children from kindergarten to fifth grade. Through games, activities, and lesson plans I was able to teach them more about their faith as well as help them grow. I've been babysitting for over six years. I started with family friends and have since expanded to include teachers, neighbors, and community members. I have experience babysitting children ranging from 6 months to 13 years old. I have experience babysitting for date nights, as well as for entire weekends when parents are working. I am away at school until Dec 12 and then from Jan 20-May 2015, but I am looking for babysitting and/or nanny jobs for the summer of 2015 and when I'm back on break.