Ms. Ellen (Jacksonville)

Birthday: November 9th

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Favorite Crayola color: Sunset Orange

Background: I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and currently work at the Florida Autism Center in Jacksonville as a Registered Behavior Technician. I’ve been working with children for most of my life. Even in elementary school, I worked with special needs children in a club called Play Pals. I’ve babysat for friends, neighbors and family since middle school and throughout high school. In college, I taught children’s Taekwondo classes for a couple of years, and have a third degree black belt myself! I’ve worked with babies as young as just a few weeks old, to kids as old as 14. I love showing kids fun ways to stay active and engaged! 

I have experience caring for children with special needs, including those with autism (verbal and nonverbal), dietary/allergy restrictions, and Down Syndrome.

She’s worked with children as young as: 3 weeks old

Future plans: I’d love to go back to school to earn a Master’s in Behavior Analysis. I’m also looking forward to starting a family of my own someday!

When she's not babysitting: I love to exercise and I continue to practice martial arts. I also love to do yoga, play video games, go to the beach, and cook with my roommate and friends! 

Defining quote: "All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much." - George Harrison

Ms. Ellen was incredible! :)
— Christy L.