I have been taking care of children of all ages for the past 22 years. I also have a daughter of my own who was born prematurely, so I understand the needs of preemies as well. I have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and have worked professionally with various developmental disabilities, such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc. I have about a 50 word sign language vocabulary. I have also been a paid tutor and can help with homework or help get your child ready for kindergarden. My apartment is right next to a school with a playground and the neighborhood is quiet and well-kept. This is a smoke-free and pet-free home. I prefer to be outside and in the community when the weather is nice. I also do educational activities, craft projects, cooking classes, and teach manners and the importance of giving back to others. I offer a free parents night out (depending on my availability) for full-time families who pay on time with no problems (ie returned checks) for 6 consecutive months.
Children with violent histories or major behavior problems are not accepted, in order to maintain a safe environment for other children.