Archive for May, 2013

Meet Michelle!

Friday, May 24th, 2013
Alooooha! My name is Michelle. I am 23 years old. I grew up in San Diego, California. I am the youngest of 9 children in my family. I’ve been an aunt since I was 6 years old so growing up it has always felt like I’ve had younger siblings to care for. Having so many nieces and nephews I have always had many opportunities to babysit and watch over them. Aside from family, as a teenager I would often babysit on the weekends for members of my church. This taught me a lot about patience and the need to interact with the kids.
Just after High School I started working at a gym called Frog’s Fitness. There I was able to work in the nursery and really learn a lot about kids. At times there would be 2 of us workers and up to 10 children under the age of 8. It was a great experience and I feel that I truly learned the etiquette of providing care for children that I was not familiar with. I learned that every child is different and they all have individual needs and desires. I learned that kids like to be active…and so do I! I love to run around and make up games. Being creative is fun and I hope inspire all the kids I’m around to use their imaginations.
I am currently studying Exercise and Sports Science at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. That is what has brought me to this beautiful island I call home. I love getting up and playing with the kids that I care for because it makes our time together so much more enjoyable and purposeful. I think that getting involved with the kids and learning something is much better than sitting around and watching TV. I recently volunteered for a few months in a Special Needs Pre-School class with 6 children. I had so much fun! I’m interested in learning and eventually becoming an Adaptive PE teacher for children with Special needs. They’re so beautiful! I plan on being here in Hawaii for a few more years and I can’t wait to meet your children and get to know you parents as well!! Mahalo!