“Looking back on my 6 years of experience working with children and studying Early Childhood Education, it makes sense to me that I try to make a career out of it. I have a natural disposition towards kindness and nurturing those around me. In every interaction, I sense there is an opportunity to both learn and teach, if only we can be aware and present in that moment.
I studied Early Childhood Education for 4 years at Diablo Valley College, in California, where I am from. I was then taken under the wing of a Professor who recommended me to the director of a Reggio Emilia preschool, Building Blocks Children’s Center, where I would later work as a Preschool teacher.
I have also traveled and volunteered through workaway, working with children in India and throughout various countries in South America. From my travels, seeing how different cultures raise their children, it is clear to me how important patience and forgiveness is. Furthermore, how important it is for a caregiver to nurture a young one’s autonomy as well as creativity. How a sense of community can offer a sense of safety, trust and warmth.
When I am home California, in between traveling, I worked for as a private household with a daughter at the age of . I have known practically since she was born. It has been a joy to watch her grow over the past 4 years. My main duties consist of housework such as cooking, cleaning laundry, grocery shopping, and of course caring for and offering learning opportunities to Mila.
I have a calm, kind and positively-energetic demeanor. I am naturally playful and empathetic. In addition to childcare, 6 years of experience in the field of gastronomy has cemented in habits of organization, self sufficiency and cleanliness. I believe that it is up to a caregiver to validate each moment and emotion with a child, meeting them where they are at and trying to understand the root of any situation. Furthermore, it is important to offer structure and learning opportunities in creative ways to keep things fresh and interesting.
I would be appreciative and grateful if the family would be open to help guide me through the visa process. I look forward to making a connection and introducing myself to you and your family.“