Teacher Spotlight: Erika Keating

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 Erika Keating.

Which Day Early Learning center do you work at?
Patty Jischke Center.

What age group do you teach?
I am in a toddler classroom.

How long have you worked at Day Early Learning?
I have been at Day Early Learning for almost seven years.

When did you know you wanted to work with children?
I realized I wanted to work with children when I was in middle school. My 2-year-old cousin came to live with us and was always curious about my homework, so we would do my homework together!

How do you like to spend your free time?
I love to spend time with my friends and family singing or watching movies.

What is/was your favorite children’s book?
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina.

What was the last moment that caused you to stop and remember why you love teaching and working with children?
The children in my class are all learning their words and saying new words that have been taught to express their feelings.

What is your favorite thing about working at Day Early Learning?
I love the work environment and how everyone is so welcoming.

What other interesting facts do you want us to know about you?
I have an identical twin sister, and I am a big fan of music and movies. I have an Australian shepherd that is the sweetest.

Plasticine modeling clay in children class. Teacher teaches in school.

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