Teacher Spotlight: Aar-Yana Willis

Everything we do at Day Early Learning is aimed at nurturing each child’s social, emotional and educational needs. Our ultimate goal is not only to prepare your child for kindergarten, but also to inspire a lifelong learning journey. Well-educated and trained teachers ensure that your child will be in the best hands possible.

Here is your chance to get to know some of our Day Early Learning teachers. This week, we highlight Aar-Yana Willis.

Which Day Early Learning center do you work at?
State Government Center.

What age group do you teach?
I am in an infant classroom.

How long have you worked at Day Early Learning?
I started working at Day Early Learning in 2017.

When did you know you wanted to work with children?
I knew I wanted to work with children when I was 17 years old. I was a summer camp counselor for a Youth & Arts Summer Camp where children had the opportunity to showcase their many talents by using various art forms and expressions.

How do you like to spend your free time?
I enjoy volunteering with various organizations around Indianapolis.

What is/was your favorite children’s book?
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

What was the last moment that caused you to stop and remember why you love teaching and working with children?
I really enjoy when the children, who were previously in my class, and their families stop by the classroom to visit.

What is your favorite thing about working at Day Early Learning?
My favorite thing about working at Day Early Learning is being able to see the smiles on the children’s faces when they arrive to school in the morning.

What other interesting facts do you want us to know about you?
I’m a huge Disney fan!

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