Monthly Archives: August 2010

Day Nursery Open House September 7-10

If you know someone who has been wondering what a great early childhood learning experience looks like, invite them to attend the Day Nursery Open House September 7-10 because our doors will be wide open!  Many families are looking for full day preschool and child care during this back to school time and we want to encourage everyone to explore Day Nursery and learn more about the wonderful learning that goes on here every day. Day Nursery has been educating the youngest children of Indianapolis for over 100 years.  Our seven locations each have their own unique personality so you may want to tour more than one center. During the open house, special activities will be set up for your child to explore while you are touring the center.  Visitors will receive two gifts: a book for your child and a $10 gasoline gift card for you!  See the list to the right of this post for center addresses and phone numbers.  Openings vary by location so please call the center for more information.

Happy to Hula at Day Nursery Avon Center

Judging by all reports, the luau yesterday at the Day Nursery Hendricks County Early Care and Education Center in Avon was a smashing success.  Thanks to all the parents who participated and thanks to Center Director Joy McCall for sharing these pictures.

Day Nursery Hendricks County Family Luau today

Decorations are going up and plans are being finalized for the Day Nursery Hendricks County Early Care and Education Center family luau.  Center Director Joy McCall couldn’t wait to break out her grass skirt this morning.  Thank goodness Assistant Center Director Jackie Williams was close by to make sure Joy didn’t fall off the ladder!  Little Lillianna is always ready for a good party.  The Luau starts at 4pm and features a hula contest, pineapple bowling, delicious tropical fruit and limbo!

Wordless Wednesday: Day Nursery preschoolers set butterflies free

Day Nursery Too Cute Tuesday

It’s a Boy

Congratulations to Day Nursery Human Resources staffer Cathy Johnson on the birth of her son yesterday at 1:52pm. Justin weighed 7.1lbs and was 20 inches long. Thanks to Densie Hancock for sharing these pictures from Saturday.  Mom and baby are doing fine.

6 ways to Give, Advocate and Volunteer

It may seem like every day, week and month is already jam-packed with a special observance or theme, but our friends at United Way of Central Indiana think there’s room for one more: LIVE UNITED season.

Day Nursery is proud to be a United Way agency.  Day Nursery has a long history with United Way. We were part of the first group of agencies to be funded in 1918 when the UWCI was known as the War Chest (in 1920, after WWI, it became known as  The Community Chest).

The local nonprofit is inviting anyone who wants to Give, Advocate and Volunteer to improve their community to take part in one or more events or experiences this fall.

6 ways you can observe the 2010 LIVE UNITED season include:

1. Volunteer for Day of Caring on August. 27 and 28. The registration deadline is Fri. Aug. 20, at  Realtors  from the FC Tucker Company will be working at our Day Nursery Hendricks County Center in Avon that day.

2. Tune in to any local television station on Tues., Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Watch during commercial breaks for stories of how United Way and its agencies are helping kids succeed in school. Learn what you can do to help.

3. Attend the Colts Go Blue for United Way Day, Friday September 10 at lunch time on Monument Circle, for prizes, community goal announcement and fun!

4. Visit displays of nonprofits from throughout the region at the Colts Go Blue Day to learn about their mission, sign up to volunteer or make a contribution.  Day Nursery will have a display so stop by our booth and say hello to Denise Hancock.

5. Volunteer at http://www.readUPindyorg to be a ReadUP tutor for elementary students who are reading below grade level. More than 1,500 are needed!

6. Participate at work or on your own in United Way’s 2010 annual giving campaign.

Information about these events and many others can be found at, under “Events.”

To learn about and connect with hundreds of meaningful volunteer experiences all year long, visit the United Way website.