Babysitter in New York, NY 10014
New York, NY 10014
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My name is Leah Koontz. I live and work in New York City, and am currently pursuing a graduate degree in Education from Bank Street. Previously I have lived in Colorado, Philadelphia, and Tzfat in Israel. My undergraduate degree is in Fine Art. I have experience teaching preschool, nannying, babysitting, and working with children in a range of capacities. I have experience working with a diverse range of populations including folks with cognitive delays, children from birth through adolescence, English language learners, folks who experience seizures and folks in the Deaf community. I love working with I love children and I am passionate about learning. I am certified by red cross in first aid, CPR, and AED. I also have fingerprint and background checks from the NYC DOE. I have conversational level fluency in ASL, strong comprehension in Spanish, and basic knowledge of Biblical and modern Hebrew. When working with children it is important for me to get to know them and their family well. As a teacher I consider myself a facilitator and push for children to gain independence with my support. I maintain an art making practice and bring creativity into everything I do. Being outside and cooking are two of my passions. I love engaging in these activities with students and children. As a very engaged Tante (Aunt) I have some understanding of how scary it must be to leave your babies in someone else’s care. I take this responsibility very seriously. When a family invites me into their lives I look at this invitation as a true honor and privilege.
Additional services: Meal preparation, Swimming supervision, Crafts, Potty training, and Travel with family.
Rate: $20/hour – $40/hour