It’s Thankful Thursday!
Thank you to PNC – Grow Up Great for supporting Arts for Learning programming and workshops in all seven Day Nursery Centers in 2013! This month, Day Nursery children were able to experience The Naptown Jazz 5 ensemble as they learned about jazz instruments and sounds. The children learned about the instruments during “Old McDonald Had a Band” and marched around the room during “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
Additionally, PNC – Grow Up Great generously sponsored more than 241 Day Nursery children and staff to attend a performance of Bean Stalk-The Musical at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in June.
Take me out to the ballpark! And one last shout this week for PNC – Grow Up Great, as PNC has generously donated more than 100 tickets to Day Nursery families to attend this weekend’s Indianapolis Indians’ game against the Louisville Bats.
Thank you PNC – Grow Up Great for enriching the lives of Day Nursery children!
2008 Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon visited the Day Nursery Northwest Center yesterday thanks to our friends at PNC’s Grow Up Great program. Dixon read a story about counting with race cars followed by a question and answer session with the preschool and kindergarten classes. The students wanted to know how old Dixon is and why there was smoke coming from one of the race cars in the story. Dixon presented the center with a mini race car which the students will be able to take apart and learn more about how it works. The racing related activities are part of PNC’s initiative to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities to preschoolers across the country. The same group of students will get to tour the Target Chip Ganassi Racing facility on May 10.
Day Nursery Federal Center students enjoyed meeting Mother Goose after the performance at The Civic Theatre this week.
Our children are enjoying the sunshine and have some great activities planned for the summer.
We are grateful to PNC, the Lilly Endowment Summer Grant and the Shaw Burckhardt Brenner Foundation for providing some of our summer activities including a trip to the Civic Theatre to see “Once Upon a Shoe“, Ruth Lilly Health Education Center, an Indianapolis Indians game and summer water and safety swim lessons at the IU Natatorium.
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This year, thousands of PNC employees from across the country will enter local early childhood education centers and programs to interact with children, teach financial literacy seminars, assist with site renovations and accomplish much more. Today, at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center, 3522 N. Central Avenue, we were lucky to benefit from this giant wave of volunteerism as area PNC employees kicked off local projects to help Indianapolis children Grow Up Great. Today eleven volunteers spent 4 hours bagging leaves and preparing the center’s two playgrounds for the return of spring. After a tour of the center to meet the children and staff, the volunteers headed outside. Part of the work today included preparing the earth for the children’s vegetable garden. Volunteers promised the children they would be back to help them launch their annual garden after the last freeze of the season.
Grow Up Great is PNC’s unprecedented 10-year, $100 million investment designed to help prepare young children, from birth to age five, for school and life. This long-term commitment promises to bring volunteers to all of our seven Day Nursery locations.
Through the program—which started in 2004—PNC is working to improve the lives of children and their families as well as strengthen communities. To reach this goal, PNC is investing both financial support and time from employee volunteers—a major key to Grow Up Great’s success.