Family Connect Partners

Strengthening our partnership with families and providing resources and support for you as your children transition through our centers and into kindergarten.

Your Family Connect Partner is a teacher within your center who has been carefully chosen to be a resource to you and your family. They are available to hear your goals for your child and together you can discuss different ways you would like to be engaged in your child’s early learning journey.

They can discuss topics such as preparing for and enrolling in kindergarten, helping your child make the leap into preschool – understanding classroom expectations and developing social skills, transitioning to toddlerhood – potty training and beyond, and more.

Our goal is to build meaningful partnerships with families, empower families to be advocates for their children, and create opportunities for families to have a significant voice at our centers.

Meet our Family Connect Partners

  • Denitra Taylor
    Denitra Taylor Family Connect Partner

    Denitra (Ms. Rhea) is a lead infant teacher and the morning supervisor at Day Early Learning Center for Infants and Toddlers. Ms. Rhea has 20 years of experience in early childhood education. She has a CDA Credential and is currently pursuing her associate degree in early childhood. Denitra has a passion for working with children and believes that open communication with families is everything. In her role as a Family Connect Partner provides guidance and resources for smooth transitions for their child’s developmental milestone moments.

    • Marlo Allen
      Marlo Allen Family Connect Partner

      Marlo Allen works as a lead preschool teacher in the classroom and strives to promote a positive learning environment. She plans and implements hands-on activities that develop social skills in the classroom. Marlo holds a degree from Ivy Tech Community College.

      • Asia Frempong
        Asia Frempong Family Connect Partner

        Asia Frempong is a pre-K lead teacher and family connect partner at Day Early Learning at Phalen Leadership Academy. Asia works to make sure parents and children are prepared for kindergarten and to make transitions exciting and easy. Asia holds a bachelor’s degree in human development & family services with a minor in early childhodd education from Indiana State University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in early childhood education.

        • Dina Brooks
          Dina Brooks Family Connect Partner

          Dina Brooks works with Day Early Learning as a pre-K teacher at our State Government Center and as a Family Connect Partner. She enjoys working with DEL families and their children with Kindergarten readiness. Dina has been with Day Early Learning for 7 years and has worked with Infants, Toddlers, and now pre-K children. She has her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Purdue University.

          • Elizabeth Dobrow
            Elizabeth Dobrow Family Connect Partner

            Elizabeth Dobrow is a pre-K lead teacher at our IU Health Day Early Learning center. As a family connect partner, Elizabeth provides support to pre-K families entering kindergarten to help smooth the transition. She brings over 5 years of experience teaching pre-K and kindergarten children, and enjoys working with families to support her students. Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Ball State University.

            • Carla Gill
              Carla Gill Family Connect Partner

              Carla Gill works with Day Early Learning’s team at Park 100 as a preschool lead teacher and family connect partner. She has worked in early childhood education for the past nineteen years. Carla has a technical certificate in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing an associate’s degree. Carla has a love and passion for working with children.

              • Chantel Posey
                Chantel Posey Family Connect Partner

                Chantel Posey works as an assistant teacher at Day Early Learning at Eastern Star Church. In her role as a family connect partner she helps parents with the transition from pre-k to kindergarten. Currently, Chantel has her CDA and plans to pursue her associate’s degree in the fall of 2017. Chantel loves engaging with the parents and believes that giving them the tools needed to prepare for kindergarten will help them be successful.

                • Stephanie Jake
                  Stephanie Jake Family Connect Partner

                  Stephanie Jake is a lead teacher in the 3-5 year old classroom at the State Government Center. She has been with Day Early Learning for 5 years and has worked with a variety of age groups. In her role as the Family Connect Partner she helps provide parents with support with transitions, learning resources, and ways to be involved and engaged in learning. She enjoys building relationships with our families and children. Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University.

                  • LaQuita Mickens
                    LaQuita Mickens Family Connect Partner

                    LaQuita is a lead teacher in the toddler 3 classroom at Day Early Learning Lilly Family Center. She has a passion for working with children and providing families with support, guidance and resources. LaQuita has been working with families and children for the past 8 years. As a Family Connect Partner, LaQuita will be working hands-on with parents to promote an easy transition for their children to the next educational level. LaQuita holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Philander Smith College.

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