Monthly Archives: March 2010

April Fool Song

I know a lot of songs that are fun to sing with young children but I have to admit I didn’t have a good April Fool song in my repertoire.  Now I do thanks to the folks at the website Early Childhood NewsCheck this out today so you will be ready for tomorrow.

Circus Day was a blast!

It was great to see so many Day Nursery families and staff members at Circus Day Saturday at the Indiana History Center.  Here are a few pictures I snapped to share with you.

Friday Faces from Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center

The three-year-olds at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center have been busy making clown hats in celebration of Circus Day. Miss Sara and Miss Caroline have lots of fun Circus Day activities planned.

Feel Good Friday

It’s Friday, the sun is shining, Circus Day is tomorrow and I am feeling good!  What makes you feel good?  Here are a few pictures I spotted recently on the bulletin board at Day Nursery Clarian that put me in a good mood.

Day Nursery Circus Day Staff VIP winner

Debra Ballard, Director of Day Nursery at Ft. Harrison was selected in a random drawing to be our Circus Day staff VIP. Congratulations!

Day Nursery State Center parents take Circus Day home with them

I am excited to introduce Emily O’Dell, our first Day Nursery parent guest blogger.  Yesterday Emily, who is a parent at our Day Nursery Indiana State Government Center, was nice enough to share with me some photos of her family enjoying Circus Day activities at home.  With Emily’s permission, I would like to share her words and photos with you today so you can try this activity at home with your child.

Our daughter, Elliot, is in State Center’s twos room with Ms Terri and Ms Cora.  Ms Terri was getting on us about making a Circus week craft as she had requested.  It took us until Tuesday night to get to it, but it turned out very cute, thanks to Nana’s supply of paints, pipe cleaners and other random crafty supplies. Ellie had fun making it and even Daddy got in on the fun. Ellie beamed carrying it in this morning and Ms Terri was pleased to see. Thanks for ‘challenging’ us to participate in activities at school. We had so much fun making it with Ellie. Kudos for sure to Ms Terri for “urging” us along! And to be fair to the other kids/ projects, there are some great other inspirations works of art in the twos room.

Announcing our Day Nursery Circus Day VIP winners

Mia and her father were the Circus Day VIP winners at the Day Nursery in Hendricks County.

Circus Day returns to the Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street downtown this Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Day Nursery is proud to help sponsor the event this year.  Each of the 7 Day Nursery centers will be sending a family to the event, chosen in a random drawing.  I’ll be drawing a name of a staff Circus Day VIP later this morning and hope to post a picture this afternoon. It is now time (drum roll, please) to announce our winning families.  

The circus winner  at the Day Nursery Hendricks County center in Avon was 2-year-old Mia.  Center Director Joy McCall said her family is very excited to be the winner and her mother stopped by yesterday morning to thank them again for the prize.  Here’s a picture of Dad helping Mia pick up their prize pack. 

 Aaron Thomas who is a student in the 4/5 classroom was selected as the winner at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center.  Nikki Owens and her preschoolers, Henry & Lucy, are the Circus Day VIPs from the Day Nursery Federal Center.  Their family couldn’t wait to try on the props in the prize pack when Ms. Sarah Parks asked to take their picture.

At the Day Nursery State Government Center, preschooler Taliyah Cuffee and her brother Jerimy Finch who is in Ms Patricia’s Infant/Toddler  classroom will be going to Circus Day.

At Ft. HarrisonMonica Hutton and her son Xander who is 2 years old are the winners.

Tiffany Downing parent of Amari Matthews in the Preschool 3 room at the Day Nursery Clarian Center will be going to Circus Day too.
Two-and-a-half-year old Shayla is the winner at the Day Nursery Northwest Center.  She looks excited to be chosen  in the picture sent by her center director Marla Segal. 
If you were not lucky enough to be selected and you would still like to attend, tickets will be on sale at the door.   The event celebrates Indiana’s circus history with clowns, carnival games, magic, juggling, the Key School Circus, Snakehead Ed and a real calliope. Come visit the new Indiana Experience exhibit and stop by the Day Nursery booth while you are there. Tickets are Adult $7, Senior (60 and over) $6.50, Child (5 through 17) $5, Child under 5, FREE. Ten free game tickets come with your admission to the History Center.
Two and a half year old Shayla is the Northwest Center VIP

The Owens family of the Day Nursery Federal Center shows their Circus Day spirit.