Ms. Ali

Birthday: February 2

Hometown: Oviedo, FL

Other language: Limited American Sign Language

Favorite Crayola color: Goldenrod Yellow

Background: I have been babysitting for about 7 years now, working with a range of children from infancy to 12 years old. I also have experience working in a formal childcare setting at a church and preschool in my hometown, where I worked in the preschool during after school hours with children from ages 2-5 and in the church’s nursery with children from infancy-5 years old. I was a cheerleading coach. I am currently getting my undergraduate degree at FSU and I am studying Early Childhood Education.

During my time at the preschool I gained experience with many different children, including those with physical disabilities and other special needs. I have experience with children with Autism, with leg braces (on both legs), and with cochlear implants.

Future plans: I After graduating with my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, I plan on getting a Master's degree in Child Development through the Peace Corps IM program. I hope to one day open my own preschool as well!

When she's not babysitting: I mostly love to hangout with my dog! I love exploring the nature trails around Tallahassee and trying new recipes I find on Pinterest.

Defining quotation: "The joy of living is his who has the heart to demand it."