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I have a background in early childhood education of over 25+ years. I have a masters degree in sociology. I have published an ebook on the subject of potty training.
Meghan Brand Stauf
After many years as a mother, a preschool teacher, and a nanny, I now work as a Parenting Coach. Years of observing children in an early childhood setting and then becoming a mother myself, I developed a deep understanding of what families need to thrive. I am passionate about using the Nervous System and Brain Science to help parents create and sustain meaningful connections with their children. My ultimate goal is to help parents find peace and joy in their parenting and, in turn, make the world a better place. Work History Fifteen years Lead Teacher at Ring Mt. Day School, Tiburon Ca Five years substitute preschool teacher, Arts In the Garden, Petaluma Villiage Preschool, You and Me Preschool, Children’s Corner, Petaluma Ca Ten years Professional Nanny, Novato, Ca, Mill Valley, Ca, Petaluma Ca Education 1997 Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, College of Marin, Ca 2004 Hutchin’s Program, Sonoma State University, Ca 2020 Bachelor’s Degree in Complementary and Holistic Health, University of Arizona, Global Campus. 2021 Jai Institute for Parenting Certification
Certified Life Coach Doctorate Occupational Therapist - Pediatrics Certified Breastfeeding Educator Brain Behavior Consultant Birth Mom of 3, Step Mom, Foster Mom Sibling and caregiver of a Sister with special needs
Wife -Mom of 3-Masters In Instructional Technology - University of South Florida- entrepreneur, loves to travel and teach my family about others ways of life. Pickleball player.
Algonquin, IL JulieAnn Bergeson QUALIFICATIONS * First Year Specialist/Postpartum Doula (Wisdom Way Institute) * Newborn Care Specialist Certificate of Completion (ICT Academy) * Postpartum Doula (Madriella Doulas) * Teacher Certificate of Completion (Rasmussen College) * CDA certified * Personal Trainer Certificate of Completion (NASM) * Associate degree Medical Transcription (Kaplan University) * Associate degree Medical Management (University of Phoenix) * Over 7 yrs. Nanny in IL w/ Newborns, Toddlers * Fluent in English * US Citizen. US Passport. Travel-ready. * Swimmer, Non-Smoker, Proof of Immunization * Own IL DL and reliable car w/ insurance * Day or Night Shift for Newborn/Infant Care * First Aid/CPR Certified * Nursing Assistant Certificate of Completion (IL State Certified) * Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (Career Step, CMAA) * Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE Bosco Family Lake Forest, IL Dec 2019 Postpartum Doula, Age of child upon hire: Newborn (2 days old) Providing over-night 24-hour care for a sweet baby boy for 3 nights only. Breastfeeding support, prevention of postpartum mood disorders, household support, resources for mom. Laundry, family and newborn care. Berry Family Geneva, IL Oct 2019-Nov 2019 Daytime Postpartum Doula, Age of child upon hire: Newborn Providing daytime support for a sweet baby boy. Breastfeeding support, laundry, dishes, household support. Meal prep, and cooking lunch and dinner. Prevention of Postpartum Mood Disorder. Attended Postpartum Support Group with mom and baby. Attended dr appts. Hess/Powell Family Oak Park, IL Sept 2019-Oct 2019 Postpartum Doula, Age of child upon hire: Newborn Providing over-night support for a sweet baby boy. Breastfeeding support. Household support. Dishes, sanitizing and washing breastfeeding supplies. Prevention of Postpartum Mood Disorder. Resources for mom. Nimmo Family Geneva, IL June 2019-Juliy 2019 Postpartum Doula, Age of child upon hire: 8 months old. Providing night-time support for a sweet 8-month-old baby girl. Family was only in town for 3 weeks as they had just returned from a 3-week business trip in Switzerland. Providing over-night care for 12v hour shifts. Meal prep, washing of baby bottles. Laundry, household support. Developed nighttime schedule baby. Night journal. Weinberg Family Riverswood, IL Aug 2019 Postpartum Doula, a Age of child upon hire: 4 months old Providing this lovely couple with a much-needed date night since their sweet baby boy was born in April. Household support, laundry, dishes, sanitizing breastfeeding supplies. Resources for mom. Birdwell Family Schaumburg, IL Jan 2019 - Present Postpartum Doula, Age of child upon hire: Newborn Providing over-night care for a sweet baby boy Monday nights and Wednesday nights. As of March, tapered down to Monday nights only. Washed and sterilized bottles and breast-pump accessories. Swaddled and dressed baby. Resources for mom. Laundry, family and baby. Childcare education. Developed nighttime schedule for baby. Night journal of baby’s activities. Jacob Family Geneva, IL Aug. 2018 - Nov. 2018 Postpartum Doula, Age of child upon hire: Newborn Providing over-night care for a sweet baby boy Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday nights. Preparing bottles. Washed and sterilized bottles. Swaddled, fed and dressed baby. Resources for mom. Laundry for baby. Developed nighttime schedule for baby. Night journal of baby’s activities. Gebhur Family Barrington, IL Nov. 2014 – May 2015 Part–time Nanny/Newborn Care Specialist, Ages of children upon hire, 11 months and Newborn Live–out Nanny for busy entrepreneur couple. Regulated children’s rest periods and nap schedules. Met regularly with parents to discuss children’s activities and development. Help prepare nutritionally balanced meals and snacks for children. Organize and conduct age-appropriate recreational activities such as games, arts and crafts, sports, walks and playdates. Help to develop and monitor family schedule. Perform light housekeeping duties and run errands. Organize fun and educational games, read storybooks that increase child’s interest in story time, and plan outdoor activities such as walking to the local playground and park. Took the toddler on various outings each day including MyGYm Toddler classes, shopping, library. Developed a daily journal for parents. Yingling Family Round Lake, IL 2012 – 2014 Full time Doula/Newborn Nanny, Ages of child upon hire: Newborn Live out Doula and Newborn Nanny for busy couple. Worked with this lovely couple and their sweet baby in the immediate postpartum period. Assisting new mom with the transition to motherhood. Responsibilities included childcare, assisting with breastfeeding, emotional support and general household duties. As I crossed over to the position of Newborn Nanny. I provided nurturing love and security by keeping the infant safe and calm at all times. Responsible for full time care of newborn: swaddling, bottle-feeding, diaper changing, naptime, burping, taking for walks, tummy time, and more. Responsible for grocery shopping, light housekeeping, taking newborn to monthly check-ups. Perrelli Family Schaumburg, IL 2007 – 2012 Doula/Newborn Nanny/Family Assistant, Age of child upon hire: Newborn Live out Doula and Newborn Nanny for very busy and wonderful couple. Responsible for maintaining feeding, diapering, and naptime schedules. Preparing bottles and proper cleaning afterwards. Cooking and preparing light, healthy meals for family. Bathing and dressing baby. Laundry for baby. Taking baby to monthly check ups. As the Perrelli Family’s Assistant I assisted with family laundry, grocery shopping, prepare healthy meals, run errands, de-clutter and organize, travel with family, scheduling of appts surrounding newborn. Vector Marketing Palatine, IL 1989-1995 Corporation Executive Assistant Managing the day-to-day operations of the District Office. Organizing and maintaining files and records. Planning and scheduling meetings and appointments. Preparing and editing correspondence, reports and presentations. Making travel and guest arrangements. Providing quality customer service through excellent communication and timely response. Children’s World Barrington, IL 1987-1989 Learning Center Assistant Teacher, age upon hire: 4-year-old classroom Plan activities for children such as storytelling and art projects. Instructed and helped to supervise the children in social and developmental activities, help to feed and change them, and generally provide one-on-one attention when needed. I helped to organize the classroom and plan intellectual activities for children, per the lead teacher’s request. I interacted with the children, prepared healthy snacks, teaching children about numbers, colors, and shapes. I also took on the role of lead teacher when needed. Choreographed and developed a summer dance program for children ages 4-12, teaching various dance techniques such as classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and pointe. Planned out activities, monitored students’ performance, and adapting teaching methods to meet students’ needs. My skills included: having business skills, having good sense of quality of music, being able to teach groups of pupils, being able to motivate others. Understanding health and safety, being patient, having good communication skills, being physically fit, and having dedication and passion for dance. Rainbow Path Early Arlington Heights, IL 1986-1987 Learning Center Teacher’s Aide, age upon hire: Infants and toddler classrooms Supervising children within the daycare as well as during outdoor playtime and field trips. Assisting children with their activities, including educational and artistic projects. Supervising and assisting children during bottle feedings, and snacks and mealtimes for the toddlers. Changing diapers and hygiene. EDUCATION Birth Arts International (the following certifications I am taking from Birth Arts International currently) Birth Doula certification Dec 2019 Anatomy for Birth Workers certification Dec 2019 Breastfeeding Educator certification Dec 2019 Nutrition certification Dec 2019 Assistant Midwife certification Dec 2019 University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 2007 – 2011 A.A Health Science Dean’s List Kaplan University, Davenport, IA 2012 – 2014 A.A.S in Medical Transcription Dean’s List Rasmussen College, Aurora, IL 2014 – present A.A Early Childhood Education Dean’s List Summa Cum Laude First Year Specialist/Postpartum Doula Training (Wisdom Way Institute) Chicago, IL 2018 Certificate of Completion Postpartum Doula Training (Madriella Doulas) Chicago, IL 2013 Certificate of Completion Newborn Care Specialist Training (ICT Academy) New York, NY 2013 Certificate of Completion HOBBIES AND INTERESTS Reading, writing, running, swimming, rowing, lacrosse, travel, cooking, hiking, biking, volunteering REFERENCES Provided upon request.
Bella Luna Family - 2016-Present Founder, Lead Certified Sleep Consultant and Parent Coach Prior roles were in high tech marketing working for Dell, Inc. and several start-up companies.