Mirella Alexis’ greatest passion in life is the well-being of children. She absolutely loves children and has been advocating for them for nearly 20 years.
Where did Mirella get her passion for advocating for children? From her own childhood. Mirella grew up hearing her mom tell her birth story and call Mirella her “miracle baby.” Mirella’s mother, Mireya grew very ill suddenly and almost died during labor. She had to have an emergency c-section. Mirella was born two and a half months early, weighing two pounds two ounces, dropping down to one pound four ounces. She spent her first three months of life in the NICU in an incubator. She had jaundice and other health ailments. But Mirella’s mother knew that early intervention was key and that it takes a village. This sentiment is often lost in today’s society, but Mirella is advocating on behalf of children every day. If it wasn’t for the early intervention and the village of love Mirella got as a child, Mirella not only survived, but thrived at life. Therefore, Mirella’s calling is giving as many people the education, tools, and confidence they need to help build a better world, one child at a time!
As a labor and postpartum doula, Mirella is in hospitals and homes caring for families and their newborn babies for as long as they need after they come home. Mirella and her team also provide child care workshops catering classes to needs, whether it be for parents, nannies, non-profits, mom & dad groups, daycare providers, schools, churches, camps and anyone who works with children.
Chicago-based, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College with honors studying Music Business Management & Marketing, as well as Early Childhood Education. She furthered her education with a Masters degree in Internet Marketing. from Full Sail University. Mirella has extensive experience and education in child development that she is constantly continuing and sharing with others. She has been a professional nanny, daycare provider, nursery attendant, camp counselor, tutor, ECE teacher (birth-2nd grade) and Newborn Care Specialist (birth-18months).
She is bilingual in English and Spanish, as well as CPR and First Aid trained and certified. She has been certified in several National Nanny Training Days, Happiest Baby on the Block, and Nanny Stella of Nanny 911 certifications. She is trained in Child Nutrition, Positive Discipline, and baby Sign Lauguage. She has been the go-to child care provider for the cast & crew of three TV shows filming in Chicago. In 2014, she was nominated for America’s Top Sitter.
Most importantly, Mirella truly adores children! She loves encouraging language, music and reading. More than anything, she loves being a positive and loving influence on their development and in their lives. Mirella has served as UrbanSitter’s Education Coordinator and has trained sitters and nannies on Newborn Care. She also provides one on one or small group workshops for parents, sitter and nannies. Furthermore, Mirella has served as UrbanSitter’s Chicago Brand Ambassador and Parent and Sitter Representative. In early 2016, Mirella founded Chicago Nanny Training Day to spread her love and knowledge about Early Childhood Education, where she spoke about preventing child abuse. In august 2016, she beacame a certified Postpartum Doula. Then in December 2016, became a certified Labor Doula. Mirella is always staying up to date with the most current resources and trainings to give her clients the most relevant and educational knowledge possible.
Mirella’s other love is music! She is the Director of Operations for Chicago Entertainment Agency, where she runs the show and blogs about everything music and evenrelated. CEA creates memorable events and brings you the best in live music and entertainment. They produce, manage & book hundreds of events every year. Previously Mirella was the Entertainment Director at StarEvents, LLC for nearly a decade, until starting CEA in 2013.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her fiancé, David, as well as her friends and family. She also loves to travel, support the arts and do charitable work.
So whether it’s training your full-time caregiver, giving you and your family the support you deserve, speaking at your event, or helping your event be the best it can be, Mirella can do it all!
- Positive Discipline for Parents & Nannies
- Preventing & Responding to Child Abuse
- Child Nutrition & Raising Healthy Eaters
- National Nanny Training Day 2012
- National Nanny Training Day 2013
- National Nanny Training Day 2014
- National Nanny Training Day 2015
- National Nanny Training Day 2016
- Chicago Nanny Training Day 2016
- Happiest Baby on the Block
- Early Childhood Education
- Nanny Stella of Nanny 911
- Postpartum Doula
- CPR & First Aid
- Labor Doula
- Nominated America’s Top Sitter
- UrbanSitter Super Siiter