Marilyn Pecsok is a long standing advocate, Day Nursery Auxiliary and Loyalty Society member of Early Learning Indiana. She joined the Day Nursery Auxiliary in 1974 and continues to be an active life member serving on the annual style show committee.
We sat down to talk to Marilyn about her many experiences and thoughts on Early Learning Indiana. Here is what she had to say:
What was your first memory of Early Learning Indiana?
My first memories are volunteering in the classroom at the Day Early Learning center downtown. As part of the Day Nursery Auxiliary membership, we were required to volunteer in the classrooms. I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with the children as they played outside. It was astounding to see the teachers in action. They were so creative and patient. As a teacher myself, I know that it takes a true passion to teach.
What surprised you the most about Early Learning Indiana?
I have always been impressed by the level of training and education our teachers are receiving. Our program is truly unique and exceptional.
Why do you support Early Learning Indiana?
The mission is so important to me and our community. We need to give all children the best start in life, and this can be done with high-quality early care and education. I also greatly appreciate the friendships I have made through the Auxiliary. This group of women is extraordinary.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I have a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and received my master’s degree from Butler University. For 11 years, I taught third grade at IPS school 90. Also, I am proud to say that I was a nationally awarded swimmer on the Riviera swim team from 1943-49.