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Katie O.

Babysitter in Arlington, VA 22201.

Looking for work as a babysitter.

Arlington, VA

  • Age 32
  • 10 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within six months

Preferred Rate $15-$17 per hour

Katie’s Bio

I am seeking a full time summer nanny position. I am fun, energetic, and patient. I have my masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education focusing on infant/toddler development. I am currently a preschool teacher for the Chicago Public Schools. I have over 12 years of babysitting experience. I am CPR certified.       Resume for your review    Objective To obtain a full time summer nanny position (Summer 2009)    Education Graduate Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, GPA 3.89/4.00 Certification: Early Intervention Credential pending   Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2006   Certification: Type 04 Certification with Special Education Approval (Birth-3rd grade)Professional GPA: 3.88/4.00     Experience                                          August 2007-Present         Chicago Public Schools       Chicago,  IL Special Education Preschool Teacher -Work collaboratively and interchangeably with the regular education teacher and aide   Spring 2007    University of Illinois                            Champaign, IL Stay n’ Play Playgroup Facilitator (Infants 6 months to 13 months) -Implemented the Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI) philosophy   -Prepared lesson plans focusing on a new developmental topic each week         Conducted home visits with families  -Facilitated parent-child interactions using dyadic and triadic strategies to expand interactions while supporting the child’s development -Adapted and individualized activities for a variety of ages, interests, and abilities    Spring 2007       Carle Hospital                                                  Champaign, IL Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Traineeship Observed and assisted in interactions with infants using “Developmental Care” strategies Supported families while learning about the personal experience of having an infant in the NICU    Fall 2006            Easter Seals                                                 Bloomington, IL Developmental Therapist Intern   Performed developmental screenings of infants and toddlers using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire      -Assisted in developmental evaluations using the Battelle Developmental Inventory 2nd Edition -Compiled written reports of evaluation results  -Responsible for planning, organizing and facilitating activities during toddler playgroup -Facilitated home therapy sessions and documented progress made towards goals written in the child’s IFSP   Spring 2006    Southside Elementary School                    Champaign, IL Student Teacher (Third Grade) -  Responsible for the planning, organizing, and teaching the chemistry “mystery powder” unit -Developed activities for a variety of interests and abilities -Facilitated guided reading lessons to increase students’ fluency and understanding   Fall 2005    Champaign Early Childhood Center                        Champaign, IL Senior Practicum Student Teacher (Bilingual at-risk Pre-K classroom, half-day) -Created lesson plans in both Spanish and English to teach twelve Spanish-speaking  preschool children the skills needed to enter kindergarten                        -Worked with students with speech and language delays and incorporated IEP goals into daily activities  -Successfully implemented the project approach in classroom activities in order       to encourage exploration in the classroom   -Organized and supervised a field site visit to the grocery store to further the students’ knowledge concerning food, jobs and services at the supermarket -Conducted parent-teacher conferences -Implemented a new math curriculum Everyday Math into preschool activities   Spring 2005             Middletown Early Childhood Center                   Mahomet, IL Junior Practicum Student Teacher (Kindergarten, half-day) - Instructed twenty-one students in a kindergarten classroom  -Assisted students in their development of reading and writing skills§         Assumed responsibilities such as leading morning calendar and small group instruction -Conducted parent-teacher conferences   2004 - present Western Dupage Special Recreation Association    Carol Stream, IL Camp Director  -Supervised the staff to ensure children’s needs were met and activities ran smoothly -Developed and implemented activities for middle school campers with disabilities -Inclusion aide in multiple park district programs throughout DuPage County such as Morning Preschool, Move and Groove, Outdoor Fun, bowling and swim lessons                   1999-2004      Wheaton Park District, WDSRA  Wheaton,IL                                   Swim Instructor - Taught children ages 1 to 17 the fundamentals of swimming -Worked with children with special needs to teach them survival skills in the water -Facilitated parent-tot swim lessons aimed at empowering parents to feel comfortable in teaching their children to swim  2004          Thomas Paine Elementary School                     Urbana, IL Teacher Assistant -Assisted a second grade child with a disability during his P.E class -Encouraged positive sportsmanship during activities   Presentations   Horton, A., Manning, L., O’Brien, K., & Chung, Y. (2007). Prevention and promotion: Supporting children’s social emotional development while preventing challenging behaviors. Session presented at 29th annual Head Start Conference. Springfield, IL. Interests/abilities Ulster Project, Northern Ireland exchange program emphasizing an end to violence between Protestants and Catholics Hold a Private Pilots License and enjoy flying Certified in CPR, first aid, lifeguard Proficient in Windows XP, Microsoft office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, I-movie    

Experience

Age Specific Experience

10 years of paid child care experience with:

  • First year
  • Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
  • Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
  • Grade School (6 to 11 years)
  • Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)

Special Needs Experience

Special Needs Conditional Experience

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hearing Loss
  • Visual Impairment

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Skills & Abilities

Additional Services:

  • Potty Training
  • Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework Help
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Katie O.
Katie O.
Arlington, VA 22201
32

years
of age

10

years experience

Preferred Rate $15-$17 per hour

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