- January 2021
School of Human Sciences
Child Development and Family Studies Center
Years in position: 7 years
Years at MSU: 7 years
La Cheryl Love works for the Mississippi State University School of Human Sciences as a childcare assistant where she supports teachers by providing quality care to each child. She engages in fun activities with the children, assists in anything the teacher or children need and writes daily reports.
“My favorite aspect of my job is knowing that each day is going to bring something exciting with the children as I watch them grow, learn and develop,” La Cheryl said. “I recently ran into a parent and child who was in my class a few years ago, and it was so exciting to see how that child has grown.”
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, La Cheryl said working in childcare is very rewarding to her because her ultimate goal is to keep every child well and safe.
“The most important traits to be successful in this career are patience, creativity and having a love for each child that walks in the door,” La Cheryl said. “I try to be outgoing and hardworking so that each child feels I am elated that he or she is here with us.”
She is constantly inspired by hearing about all of the MSU students who intern at the Center and go on to have successful careers.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing board games, baking and sewing.