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Teachers: One Family’s Partner and Extended Family

Watching their eldest daughter blossom from a timid, shy toddler into a confident, sociable leader in her junior kindergarten classroom reinforces Brad and Anneliese Williams’s belief that Day Early Learning Lilly Family Center was the right choice for their family.

Nearly six years ago, Brad and Anneliese learned they were expecting a baby and soon began the overwhelming process of researching child care. “We immediately knew that high-quality child care and education was a priority,” said Anneliese.

They researched dozens of child care options and toured six different centers, including Day Early Learning Lilly Family Center, based on recommendations from colleagues with children there. “We loved the feeling when you walk in the door,” said Anneliese. “The teachers were well-equipped to teach and very engaged in the classrooms.”

Day Early Learning Lilly was just opening its infant room when their daughter Elena began attending in Ms. Jeanette’s classroom. They loved the care and attention that she gave their daughter and the other children in the infant room. As Elena progressed through the center, they saw how each teacher nurtured and helped her to develop and grow.

“The teachers are fantastic,” says Brad. “The amount of learning and social development that takes place in the classroom is amazing.”

Elena not only gained knowledge, but also grew in her confidence and leadership skills. Elena transitioned to junior kindergarten this past fall. Her parents report that she was well-prepared. According to Brad, “Her breadth of knowledge put her miles ahead of her peers, and she has acclimated quickly to a new setting (junior kindergarten).” He gives credit to teacher, Ms. Marti with preparing Elena for a smooth transition.

Their second daughter, Matilda, now attends the infant room at Day Early Learning Lilly Family Center. Today, they see the same level of care and educational opportunities that they saw with Elena. “The teachers partner with the parents and do a great job of keeping us informed and updated each day,” said Anneliese. “Together we are like one big extended family, providing the best possible care for our children.”

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