Teacher Spotlight: Casey Skaggs

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 team members. This week, we highlight Ashley DeLong.

Which Day Early Learning center do you work at?
Lilly Family Center.

What age group do you teach?
I am in a 4 and 5-year-old classroom.

How long have you worked at Day Early Learning?
I have worked for Day Early Learning for one year this month.

When did you know you wanted to work with children?
I knew I wanted to work with children when I completed my high school internship working with K-4th grade students at an elementary school. It was so fun getting to know them and working with them on projects.

How do you like to spend your free time?
I like to spend my free time with my dogs, drawing, listening to music and playing games.

What is/was your favorite children’s book?
My favorite childhood book was Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.

What was the last moment that caused you to stop and remember why you love teaching and working with children?
The last moment that caused me to stop and remember why I love working with children was on a day where I had received some bad news. I just looked at all the happy faces I get to see every day and realized the impact I have on them. I remembered that I love to make the kids laugh and smile.

What is your favorite thing about working at Day Early Learning?
My favorite thing about working at Day Early Learning is getting to know the kids and families we serve. I also love all the support I get from my co-workers and director.

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