Ms. Kayla O.

Birthday: January 4th

Hometown: Palm Beach, FL

Favorite Crayola color: Tickle Me Pink

Background: I currently am a student at Florida State University pursuing my master’s in social work. I received my certification in Early Childhood Education and was certified by DCF in 2014. Ever since then I have worked with children in various spaces and age ranges from summer camps, babysitting, to preschool settings. Before relocating to Tallahassee, I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. With my time in Gainesville, I worked at the Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center Facility for two years as a teacher, assisted elementary children in doing their homework at the local community center, and mentored high school girls.

I have cared for children with Down’s Syndrome and Autism, as well as, those who have special dietary restrictions and allergies.

She’s cared for children as young as: 2 months

Future plans: Upon receiving my master’s in clinical social work I plan to work with children in the Criminal Justice System.

When she’s not babysitting: When I am not indulging my love for crime television shows I love enjoying quiet time with a good book and planning traveling adventures.

Defining quote: “At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

We absolutely adore her!
— Heather W.
Kayla was very amazing the other day, [my son] loved her.
— Eli N.
Kayla was wonderful; thank you!
— Leah K.
Kayla was so awesome. Thank you so much!
— Ana M.