I’m proud of you for all that you’re are doing!
We need more groups to support men in the field of teaching preschool and caregiving of young kids. I have learned for a guy to be a caregiver to infants/toddlers and teacher to preschool aged kids, that it takes time and passion to convience people that I’m a compassionate, loving person to the kids; just like a female teacher/caregiver.
Right now I work at a YMCA as a swim intructor to preschoolers and infants and I also babysit. I used to work in the daycare there and loved it because it was always a blessing to come into work everyday and see all the little ones smile and make them laugh and meet their essential needs. And I learned alot.
That all changed one day after I had been working their for over a year. A male daycaregiver at a different YMCA location was arrested for molesting 3 four year old boys and after that happend they wouldn’t let me take care of the infants anymore or play with them and stuck me with the older kids.
I felt horrible for those kids to have to go through something like that. But what hurt me is the fact that I wasn’t allowed to take care of the little ones anymore that I had come to know and have fun taking care of due to someone else’s actions.
I am trying my luck at baby-sitting instead of daycare sinse it’s not the same and I have had luck with it so far. Some of my co-workers from swim lessons use me when they need someone to watch their kids in the morning. I’m enjoying baby-sitting alot and I’m thinking of trying to really expand so I can get alot of job opportunities.
I’m in the process of getting my background check complete so that I can show it to people. I’m CPR certified and getting First Aid and a letter of recomendation and I have references.
I’m majoring in Early Childhood Education and Care to become a caregiver to infants and toddlers in a daycare setting.
I was wundering if you had any ideas on how I could get more baby-sitting jobs or if I sound like I’m on the right track.
My name is Travis by the way and I’m 21 years old. Thank you again and looking forward to hearing from you.