Teacher Spotlight: Dionna Jones

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

Which Day Early Learning center do you work at?
I work at IU Health Day Early Learning.

What age group do you teach?
I work in a pre-K classroom.

How long have you worked at Day Early Learning?
I have been at Day Early Learning for about one year.

When did you know you wanted to work with children?
My daughter was diagnosed with autism. I wanted to let her (and other children) know that she is special and can do whatever she wants even if someone tells her otherwise.

How do you like to spend your free time?
I love spending time with my four kids doing arts and crafts. We have “Friday Family Night” where we make different foods and cuddle on the couch to watch movies.

What is/was your favorite children’s book?
I just love all of the Pete the Cat books!

What was the last moment that caused you to stop and remember why you love teaching and working with children?
Recently, I was trying to teach one of the kids my name, but they would just look at me when we practiced. One day, she walked right up to me and said “Hi, Dionna!” I wanted to cry, especially when she gave me a big hug.

What is your favorite thing about working at Day Early Learning?
I love the atmosphere with kids and being able to teach them in a fun way. I get to be a big kid myself! I also love that there is room for professional growth.

What other interesting facts do you want us to know about you?
I am a mother of four kids. Hailey, J’Juan, Kinnadi and Karter are the lights of my life. I love being their mom!

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