Kid Cove Home Care

Taught by PJ Âû

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My name is PJ. I'm 24 years young, and I'm also neurodiverse (autistic).

Ever since I was a child, I've had a passion for helping other people; regardless of their age. I was one of those kids that stayed in from recess to help their teacher with their next big project. Or help another classmate catch up on their schoolwork. This led me to becoming both a teacher's assistant for two years in high school, and a volunteer for World Vision's KidREACH program for an additional three years. Working with so many elementary school students inspired me to work with them even more. I feel joy and comfort knowing that I am helping a child succeed in both the classroom, and in life.

After I graduated high school, I knew I wanted to get straight to work. I immediately started volunteering more with infants for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), and became a self-employed nanny. I've had experience as a live-in, live-out, and traveling nanny. However, because of my disabilities, I've recently been limited to how far I can go. I've always dreamed of owning my own in-home childcare program.

I like to see my disability, and disabilities in general, as an edge in a person, rather than a burden. I strongly believe that if a disabled child receives the accommodations that they need, they can do anything they set their minds to.

When I'm not working with kids, I love acting, modeling, singing, and my self-advocacy work. I'm currently signed with an acting and modeling agency. In my 4 years of a professional entertainment career, I've been in two films, five magazines (one being on the cover), one product, and received the 2019 Seattle Commission for People with DisAbilities: Inclusion Jubilee Youth Award for my autism/disability advocacy. In my free time, I love being with my husband and our cat, S'mores.

It is truly my honor and pleasure to be able to serve you, your family, and our community.

Relevant Certifications

Graduated from #1 ranked high school in WA State
Recipient of Seattle Commission for People with DisAbilities - Youth Award (2019)
Food handler's card
First aid
KidREACH tutor certified

Languages

English (fluent)
Japanese (advanced)
Spanish (basic)
ASL (basic)
Korean (basic)
German (basic)
French (basic)

Favorite Kids' Song

"Wild Wild Time" by Casper Babypants

Favorite Kids' Book

"The Mitten" by Jan Brett

CPR Certified

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