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5615 Kester Ave. Unit 1 • Sherman Oaks, CA 91411 • (213) 700-3087 • (818) 988-0097

KIMBERLY S. COSTA

OBJECTIVE

To ensure safety of children during their parents’ absence, to earn the trust and affection of the children by lavishing them with quality attention, and to facilitate in the learning process as they play in and explore the world around them.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Substitute Teacher’s Aid                                                                  11/09 - present

Valley Beth Shalom Nursery                         Encino, CA                               (818) 788-6000

Assist teachers as they work to maintain an environment that meets all physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and creative needs of the children in their care, and taking initiative to give one-on-one attention, work with small groups, and resolve minor conflicts when appropriate.

Caregiver/Babysitter                                                                        11/98 – present

Janelle Hannon, 4 children                           Ontario, CA                              (909) 947-3832

Maggie Mota, 3 children                               Whittier, CA                            (562) 237-2331

Give individual attention, recognize and meet all physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and creative needs of the children in my care, aging from infancy through middle childhood, during the absence of the parents.

Los Angeles County Regional Center – Respite Caregiver                      11/98 – 12/01

Maggie Mota, Mother of child with special needs                                        (562) 237-2331

Relieved the primary caregiver for twenty hours each month for the purpose of reducing the stress induced by the unique challenges associated with behavioral and learning disabilities.

EDUCATION

Los Angeles Valley College – Child Development                                     Spring 2010, in progress.

Child Development 3  (Creative Experiences)

Santa Monica College – Early Childhood Education                                               09/09 – 12/09

Child Development 1 (Child Psychology), Child Development 2 (ECE 2)

Montclair High School – Diploma                                                                           09/95 – 6/99

RELEVANT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Sunday School Teacher        Grace Community Church - Rancho Cucamonga, CA     04/05 - 07/05

Teacher’s Assistant             Washington Elementary - Bellflower, CA                       07/98 - 12/98

Teacher’s Assistant             Margarita Elementary - Montclair, CA                           09/94 - 06/95 

Trustline registered - (Fingerprinted and background verified by Department of Social Services)

Additional references available upon request.