Winter Park Day Nursery

Ms. Yaxi has been with WPDN since 2023 and is a lead teacher in our Buttercup (1-2 year old) Butterfly classroom. Her knowledge of early childhood development coupled with her loving nature is a wonderful asset to our preschool program. 

1. What brings you to work every day? Our students often get excited and engage more when activities are interactive, hands-on, and cater to their interests. Incorporating elements of play, creativity, and exploration can captivate their attention. Also, offering choices within structured activities can empower them and increases their engagement. Additionally, building loving and caring relationships helps them feel valued, understood and motivated to learn.

2. What gets the kids excited or helps them engage? Our students often get excited and engage more when activities are interactive, hands-on, and cater to their interests. Incorporating elements of play, creativity, and exploration can captivate their attention. Also, offering choices within structured activities can empower them and increases their engagement. Additionally, building loving and caring relationships helps them feel valued, understood and motivated to learn.

3. If funds weren’t an issue, what do you wish you could do more of at the school? If funds weren’t an issue, I would consider implementing smaller student-to-teacher ratios to provide more individualized attention and support for each child.