Winter Park Day Nursery

2024 Summer Youth Enrichment Program Intern

Through the SYEP, students will be placed with local, non-profit organizations to gain hands-on work experience while giving back to the community.

2024 Summer Youth Enrichment Program Intern

Through the SYEP, students will be placed with local, non-profit organizations to gain hands-on work experience while giving back to the community.

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Being one of the oldest siblings in a group of 7, Ashlynn developed a love for childcare and fostering a learning environment for children. Ashlynn previously worked for the Orlando Science Center in the Summer camp program as a counselor and then moved to being a facilitator for the 0-7 area known as Kidstown. 

“The best part about working with children is seeing them so excited to share new information they are learning.”- Ashlynn

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Born and raised in Connecticut, Ms. Ke’Ana began her career working with children at 15 years old at her local Boys & Girls Club. She then pursued her dreams by graduating from Clark Atlanta University with her Bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies. She loves working with children because not only do they keep you on your toes, but you learn from them as well.

“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.”

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In 2020, Ms. Stephanie graduated from University of Central Florida with her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked in Early Childhood since 2007.  She has always been passionate about making a difference in a child’s life. During her formal education, it was confirmed how the early years are the most important in a child’s growth, and she loves that she gets to be a part of that.  Ms. Stephanie wants her mark to count.  It is a passion of hers to ensure that all children receive high quality early childhood education. She has worked with not only children from birth through 5 but have also coached and mentored early childhood educators within that time as well.

Ms. Stephanie is a mother of three adult children and a grandmother of 3 (almost 4) grandchildren.    

“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark. – unknown

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Ms. Annese was born and raised in Florida. As she finishes high school and prepares for college at Valencia, her goal is to major in Finance, but her passion for early education has always been there. Providing assistance to young children with disabilities has been a part of her life since becoming a teaching assistant in 5th grade. She also volunteered as an assistant camp counselor at the Winter Park Community Center with over 300 hours during the summer of 2022. Ms. Annese began volunteering at Winter Park Day Nursery in the same year and was given an internship shortly after, and now working here. 

“As I begin my journey at Winter Park Day Nursery, I am excited for what this year will bring.”

“There are places in your heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott

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Ms. Gina was born and raised in upstate New York, but has lived in Florida for over 30 years. Nurturing children has been a life long career. She’s been honored to work with children and families as a professional nanny for both typical and special needs children, having her own daycare, and working as a Guardian ad Litem (6th circuit, FL) for 10 years. 

“There is nothing more rewarding than being part of a child’s healthy and happy development.”

“The soul is healed by being with children.” -Fyodor Dostoyeusky

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Ms. Jessyca has always been passionate about caring for children, which is why she graduated in physical therapy in 2013 and specialized in neuropediatrics, neonatal ICU and pediatric ICU in Brazil. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. She has always been participative and involved with children, actively participating in her church’s children’s ministry. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family and pet. Ms. Jessyca loves the beach, nature, adventure and exploring new places. She is very excited and grateful to have joined the WPDN team! 

 “Every child is a living potential for a better world”

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Ms. Madisson grew up in Orlando, FL. In 2018, she received her AA at Valencia College. In her free time, she enjoys health, fitness, and the beach.

“I have a baby brother who really helped me understand and want to work with kids more. I love helping mold their minds.”

 

 

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