Katie Fields, Assistant Child Care Director
Hi there! My name is Katie Fields, and I am the Assistant Child Care Director, Kindergarten Prep
Teacher, and Summer Camp Coordinator! I wear many hats here at the Kearney Family YMCA
and love working with children, families, and members of our Y. I started working at the
Kearney YMCA in the fall of 2014 teaching the 3- and 4-years old class. My husband and I had
just moved here from Watertown, Wisconsin for a job he had taken. My job here at the Y has
been such a blessing for me and has become a second home for me. With amazing staff,
children, and families they have all become a second family to me.
I have been working with children since 2005 and have loved every minute of it. I love to see
them learn, grow, and blossom into the person they are supposed to be. It brings so much
happiness to my heart when I see them years later and still hear them recall all the fun
memories we had in class and get that great big hug! I love bringing fun and interesting things
into the classroom that give children the opportunity to have hands-on experiences. Making
learning fun and building memories in class is something that is important to me. I am currently
a student at CCC and will be graduating next spring, 2022 with my degree in Early Childhood
Education. After that, I plan to attend UNK and major in Elementary Education.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband working on our house, cooking, or
traveling back home to WI and IL to see family and friends. I love going for walks and have
recently gotten into running and plan on doing some 5K’s soon. I also like to take pictures and
love animals…. all kinds of animals (Cows may be my favorite!) I look forward to many more
years at the Y and the many connections and relationships to come with children, families, and
members in the future!
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