Teacher Spotlight: Katelyn Mickle

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 Katelyn Mickle.

Which Day Early Learning center do you work at?
Purdue Early Care & Education Center

What age group do you teach?
I am in the school-age classroom.

How long have you worked at Day Early Learning?
I joined the Day Early Learning team about six months ago.

When did you know you wanted to work with children?
I’ve always wanted to work with children. It’s been my passion since I was a little girl.

How do you like to spend your free time?
Reading books and going to the lake.

What is/was your favorite children’s book?
Skippyjon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner.

What was the last moment that caused you to stop and remember why you love teaching and working with children?
When one of my kids told me she loved me and gave me a big hug. She does this every day but was having a tougher day than normal and just needed to see me to make her feel a little better. I love being the teacher that puts a smile on the kids’ faces and gives them ease when they get too worked up for words.

What is your favorite thing about working at Day Early Learning?
My favorite part is how close all of the team members are. I always feel like I can get help or ideas from anyone in the building.

What other interesting facts do you want us to know about you?
I love my animals! I have two dogs and two cats. We also raise chickens. My students love to hear stories about the things my animals do and the crazy thing that happens at my parent’s farm.

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