Hi, I’m Katie! I am from the Bay Area, moved to Sacramento at age 8, and have been back in the Bay Area for the last 10 years. I have over 15 years of experience working with infants, toddlers, and children as a preschool teacher, nanny, babysitter and aunt. I have experience working with children and adults with disabilities and delays. As a licensed in home child care provider, I am certified in Pediatric CPR/AED, First Aid, and Preventative Healthcare. I studied Child Development at SF State.
My life experience has been a special training program! Customer service, office management and organizational experience paired with my childcare experience, natural nurturing skills, and education makes me a perfect candidate to run my own daycare/preschool! (Not to mention I have an entire awesome spacious bottom floor of a duplex in an amazing location near a great park).
I am also a certified yoga instructor (RYT500) and try to incorporate that as much as possible. Babies are natural yogis, you would be surprised!
We read lots of books to the kiddos and I sing songs to them in English, Spanish, and Sanskrit. I took a beginning course in sign language and teach the babies to sign their basic needs, like eat, milk, more, diaper, mom and dad. I introduce them to signing the alphabet, colors and animals.
I am currently running the daycare with my partner 9am-3pm Monday through Thursday. We also run an ice cream shop in Temescal, and work on film and photography on the weekends.