Teacher Spotlight: Val Kellar

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 teachers. This week, we highlight Val Kellar.

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

How long have you worked at Day Early Learning?
We are new center to Day Early Learning that joined in October of 2021.

When did you know you wanted to work with children?
I knew I wanted to work with children at a very young age! My dream has always been to have a career in child development and be a mom!

How do you like to spend your free time?
I love to spend time with my family and take my three girls out to have fun!

What is/was your favorite children’s book?
My favorite children’s book has got to be The Llama Llama series.

What was the last moment that caused you to stop and remember why you love teaching and working with children?
Hearing all the positive feedback from parents about their children’s amazing work at home makes me feel like I am doing something right!

What is your favorite thing about working at Day Early Learning?
Our West Lafayette centers have been with Day Early Leaning for a couple of months now and I have quickly learned my favorite thing is how much they value their employees and always put the children first!

What other interesting facts do you want us to know about you?
I moved from Anchorage, Alaska this past March. After having my third baby girl in May, I knew I was ready to jump back into teaching tiny humans! The staff and school leader at Patty Jischke are amazing! Never have I worked with such a great company like DEL where I feel appreciated each and every day! I love incorporating my home language (Spanish) into the daily schedule with my classroom kids! Hearing my 1-2-year-olds saying “Buenos días” absolutely makes my day!

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