Teacher Spotlight: Kristen Rich

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 Kristen Rich.

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

What age group do you teach?
I am the Operations Manager.

How long have you worked at Day Early Learning?
I joined the Day Early Learning team in January of this year.

When did you know you wanted to work with children?
I have siblings that are much younger, and watching them grow started my interest in early childhood education!

How do you like to spend your free time?
I like to craft, do puzzles, read and nap.

What is/was your favorite children’s book?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

What was the last moment that caused you to stop and remember why you love teaching and working with children?
As we have many transitions in our enrollment, I have been thinking about when children first started with us versus how much they have grown. It is so special to even be a small piece of a program that helps child reach their potential!

What is your favorite thing about working at Day Early Learning?
Patty Jischke Center has such a family feel in our work environment. It is so refreshing!

What other interesting facts do you want us to know about you?
In 2020, I was in the top .05% of all listeners of the Hamilton soundtrack on Spotify.

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