Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Ms. Shay used to baby-sit and take care of her five nieces and nephews starting as early as 2008 while she was in high-school. Ms. Shay graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. She hopes to soon be pursing her Masters in Social Work. Ms. Shay enjoys playing board games such as Monopoly and Life & watching Spongebob to relax.
“Children are so creative and sometimes they can teach you more than you teach them; never limit those teachable moments.”
Ms. Stacey has been in the childcare profession for most of her life. Early on, she worked with her mother in their home daycare. Ms. Stacey is a mother of two, and in her spare time she volunteers as a Girl Scout troop leader. She has her Childhood Development Associate Equivalency and graduated with honors from Orlando Tech’s Early Childhood Education program.
Ms. Vanessa graduated from Valencia College with her A.A degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been in child care for two years and has done volunteer work with local elementary schools.
“Accept children with reverence, educate them with love, send them forth in freedom.” – Rudolf Steiner
Ms. Maria was born and raised in Columbia. When she was 14 years old her parents decided to migrate to the United States. She graduated from high school in New Jersey and then graduated from Kean University in New Jersey with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts of Spanish in 2013. Ms. Maria has worked with special needs children for over 10 years. Her family moved from New Jersey to Florida and Ms. Maria never gave up her passion of working with children so she became a teacher here at Winter Park Day Nursery.
“I’m very blessed to help and watch the students grow into the wonderful children that they are. I am excited to continue my journey of working with children and I can’t wait to see what new experiences are coming up”