Autobiography: High School and Kindergarten Aged Children

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My name is . I was born and raised in Honolulu, HI and grew up in a family of 5 until my freshman year of high school. That’s when my parents decided to expand our family to 6. The next few summers of my high school years were dedicated to babysitting my brother. Surprisingly, I enjoyed spending my time with him and teaching him new things. The summer before my senior year I had the opportunity to volunteer with a Summer Fun program. I worked with kindergarten aged children doing what I love. Arts and crafts! Combining the two made it even more enjoyable. Since then, I have married and made a family of my own. I was fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom with both girls. I loved being there to watch them grow and learn. That time also allowed me to receive a certificate in Early Childhood Development. Years later I became a nanny to a little boy with special needs. While working for the family I went through ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) training so that I could give him the best care possible. I am now a lead teacher at caring for children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years. When planning activities and lessons I use subject matter that is of special interest to the children. I use humor as a tool to keep the children alert and engaged during appropriate times. I also teach through cause and effect. It amazes me how much knowledge children gain no matter what the age. Seeing children eager to learn inspires me to improve on my knowledge and skills in this profession. My goal is to apply what I have learned and dedicate myself to providing the best care and guidance to children in any child care setting and to succeed in a profession that is highly rewarding.
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