Michaela

Qualifications

  • Certified Lead Teacher(LT), Director I(DI), and Director II(DII) 

  • Bachelor of Science; Human Services: Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention 

  • Completed 20+ hours of required professional development workshops 

  • Over 10 years teaching/caring for: infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age children

  • US Citizen

  • Certified Zumba Instructor 

  • Boston Cares Member 

  • Proficient Swimmer. Non-Smoker. Proof of Immunization 

  • Own reliable car w/ insurance. Clean driving record. Safe driver 

  • Experience Educating children during formative years 

  • Patience to care for multiple children at different developmental milestones

  • Sibling experience 

  • CPR and First Aid Certified 

  • Meal preparation experience 

  • COVID conscious and adhering to CDC guidelines

 

CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE 

WALKER FAMILY , FRISCO TX

March 2021-June 2021

Full-time Nanny/Live-out

  • Provided short term daily childcare for four children. 2 month yr old(boy), 7 month yr old(girl), 8 month yr old(boy), 2yr old(girl). Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

  • Created lesson plans and daily routines for toddler.

  • Kept track of all daily medicines and probiotics for infant intake.

  • Managed food preparation every Monday morning for the week span.

  • Supervised at least one hour of outdoor play with toddler.

  • Communicated with all parents to meet their needs. Participated in a weekly meeting every Friday with all parents.

  • Cleaned and sanitized play room, bedroom, and bathroom daily. Diaper changing, bathing, and dressing children daily.

  • Light pet care for 2 dogs.

 

MENDES FAMILY , TAUNTON, MA

 2015-2020

Part-time Nanny/Mothers Helper/Live-out  

  • Providing long term childcare for two sweet girls ranging in ages 11months-7yrs.

  • Perform housekeeping tasks including: preparing nutritional meals and snacks, laundry, clean and disinfecting common areas and play spaces.

  • Encourage and engage in outdoor play activities and sports. Assist with remote learning and homework assignments.

  • Adjust standards for the girls at times when they are fatigued, irritated, or over stimulated. Set clear goals for children’s learning.

  • Uses time productively to meet the needs of children during free play.

  • Changed diapers, bathed, and dress both children.

  • Drive children to different places to explore and play (playground, mall, aquarium, children’s museum, restaurants, holiday fun, etc.).

  • Running errands when necessary, completed family laundry when asked. Pet care for a cat(feeding daily).

  • Communicated with Mom throughout the day meeting her needs of occasional updates and photos of the girls. 

 

Brown family,   Holbrook MA 

June 2013-July 2013

Full-time Nanny/Live-out

  • Provided short term daily childcare, nurturing, and play for two outgoing sweet children ranging in ages 1yr(boy)-6yrs(girl). Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.

  • Responsible for full baby care while also providing care for the 6 year old. Adapted to both of the children’s daily routine, consisting of the  feeding/sleeping schedule, diaper changing, bathing, and dressing the children.

  • Prepared daily nutritional snacks and lunch for both of the children. Communicated with both parents daily to meet all of their needs.

  • Supervised and participated in outdoor play. Took daily walks(weather permitting) around the neighborhood and to the lake to feed the ducks.

  • Created a safe, nurturing environment for the children. Both of the children were very happy and had lots of energy throughout the day.

  • Planned and assisted in fun, hands-on, learning activities for both of the children. Pet care for a turtle(feeding daily). 

 

Teaching Experience

Lead teacher, Children’s Place, CANTON, MA.

2019-2021

  • Lead Teacher at The Children’s Place, ranging in ages 2.9 to 5 Years. Provided a 1:5 teacher/child ratio and were designed to support the social–emotional needs of young children who would benefit from more adult attention.

  • Taught from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. High Scope cognitively oriented program. Engage with parents, highlight student progress, and set future goals. Adhere to safety, sanitization, and regulatory compliance at all times.

  • Contribute to periodic meetings with social workers to discuss student progress.Participate in monthly meetings on how to effectively integrate technology into the classroom.

  • Plans a variety of stimulating activities to meet interest and abilities of the children. Plan and lead large/small group time. Adapts the curriculum for learners with special needs. Utilize storytelling, puppetry, and literature to spur imagination and advancement.

  • Assisted with potty training and stayed consistent with the children. Brings new and exciting ideas to the curriculum and often asks for suggestions on how to improve or be more successful. Always takes the initiative.

  • Completes child evaluations. Scheduled all Zoom meetings and presented curriculum virtually when closed down for COVID reasons. Followed all safety protocols and worked safely with staff members to design the classroom in pods, following EEC guidelines. 

Teacher, Cole Harrington School Age Enrichment Center     Canton, MA 

2014-2019 

  • Taught at a school-aged program ranging from ages 5-11 who reside in Canton and surrounding towns. The program includes: Before and after-school child care (7:00–8:30 a.m.; 2:40–6:00 p.m.)

  • Provided an engaging, flexible and responsive curriculum that meets the emotional, social, intellectual, academic and recreational needs of school aged children within a safe, predictable, nurturing environment, with clear and consistent rules to establish a sense of fairness and trust.

  • Review curriculums, develop lesson plans, and offer engaging instruction that fosters learning and growth for young children.Create an emotionally supportive environment and support a sense of autonomy for children. Structure age appropriate activities that advance cognitive and social skills.

  • Participated in morning meeting that then transitioned into morning snack. Responsible for keeping a clean, organized classroom. Communicated with parents in person, via email, and via phone. Assisted in after school homework help.

  • Created and completed a transportation log daily for children getting transported to and from school on the busses/vans.

  • Enrichment Course Leader; parents and children choose courses from a variety of options including academic enrichment, visual and performing arts, health and wellness, and sports and recreation.

  • Summer Program Leader; a full day school based program to children in grades K–5. Activities include: sports clinics, swim lessons and free swim, academic review period, science explorations, art projects, outdoor play, field trips and weekly themes.

Education

Fisher College, Boston MA, 2019— Bachelor of Science Human Services: Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention

 

HOBBIES & INTEREST

Zumba, singing, travel, sports, cooking, painting, modeling, crafting