My name is Kaitlyn, and I have been working with children since around the age of 10 when I took a Babysitting course to become the neighbourhood babysitter. I have always had a passion working with children and always have wanted to become a teacher to share my passion and knowledge to shape the minds of each child. After 6 years and 2 universities, I am a Certified Teacher and will be going into my 3rd year of teaching. I am passionate about teaching and learning from children of all ages.
I live in London with 6 month old puppy who is great around anyone he meets! In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, swimming, baking, crafting, and so much more.
Some of my skills and abilities are as followed:
Commitment to learning, patience, problem solving, adaptability, passionate, continuous innovative learner, effective behavioural management, ability to engage, empower, & be empathetic.
I would love the opportunity to get to know your children and family and provide safe and fun supervision so you can enjoy your time away from your children worry-free!
Primary/Junior Teacher- Have taught grade 1, kindergarten, and developmental classes.
Child Care Provider- Supervised, and provided a safe, and joyful environment for two young children, one with ASD. Gave daily medications to the child; transporting children to appointments. Supervised routines and preparing meals for specific diets/ allergies. Prepared children for school, assisting in homework assignments, along with planning and implementing educational activities.
Child Care Provider-Maintained a healthy and safe environment for three young children, assisting in homework and after-school activities. Encouraged educational activities daily, engaging children in cognitively complex tasks, i.e., problem-solving, decision-making, inventing, and experimental inquiry-based tasks.
Child Care Provider- Providing evening care to two young children, preparing dinner, and completing nightly routines.
Respite Worker- Providing out-of-home respite care to a young boy on a planned basis during the week. Promoting community integration and social interaction by engaging in recreational and skill-building activities toward the child’s interests. Respecting personal choice, and following instructions are given by the family. Being aware of the child’s health and safety, aiding as needed (alerting family of any emergency).
Tutor (Grade 1-4)- Providing academic assistance to students one-on-one, twice a week, many with learning disabilities. Review recent homework assignments, and test scores, and work through problems or questions that the student may have. Consistently offering compassionate, motivating assistance to the student, writing progress reports regarding the child’s objectives and goals, and communicating to the guardians about issues that require attention/ improvements being achieved
The University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
B.Ed. Consecutive Program.
Western University, London, ON
Bachelor of Arts: Honours Specialization in Family Studies and a Minor in Psychology.