Monthly Archives: January 2013

Day Nursery students stay active in cold weather

When the  wind chill keeps us from going outside, our teachers have lots of ways to keep the children active.  We caught this picture last week as these Day Nursery Hendricks County preschoolers wheeled around Mr. Matt’s classroom.Day Nursery preschoolers on classroom scooters

Day Nursery Too Cute Tuesday

Look who just started sitting in a high chair eating cereal! Happy Too Cute Tuesday!

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Day Nursery Indianapolis Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All Day Nursery Indianapolis Centers and our administrative office will be closed today in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day EXCEPT our centers where we are in partnership with IU Health (Day Nursery IU Health, 2140 Boulvard Place and Day Nursery Hendricks Co in Avon on the campus of IU Health West).

A parent and child at Day Nursery Hendricks County  stop to discuss the display honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A parent and child at Day Nursery Hendricks County stop to discuss the display honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stone Soup provides Day Nursery preschoolers a delicious opportunity for learning

January is National Soup Month, and Ms Tomi and Ms. Jannel’s preschool class at our IU Health Center read the story ‘Stone Soup’ with the children, a story about working together for a common goal and the ‘magic’ that can bring to a person/group/community. The children then made the soup together, discussing math skills in measurement and cutting. The children then sat together to eat the soup for snack, this gave them the opportunity to build language skills and build relationships with their peers. Thanks to Assistant Center Director Amy Cavin for sharing this great learning experience!

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Day Nursery Indianapolis students add ingredients to soup

Day Nursery Indianapolis students cut pretend vegetables in the dramatic play area

Students practice making soup in the dramatic play area of their classroom.

Day Nursery students enjoy "stone soup" at snack time.

Day Nursery preschoolers enjoy the soup they made together.


Toddler Tuesday at Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center

Happy Toddler Tuesday! Shannon Garrity, Center Director at Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center, 3522 N. Central shared this fun picture from this morning with this note: This is a toddler who just finished playing with cool whip and food coloring.  

Day Nursery toddler playing with cool whip

Day Nursery Avon infants experience snow through pretend play

This week the Infant 1 classroom theme at the Day Nursery Avon Center in Hendricks County is snow. One of the sensory activities that they did yesterday was to experience pretend snow. The infants crinkled and waved wax paper pretending it was snow. They had a blast. This early learning foundation develops social emotional skills by demonstrating early pretending with objects.

Nolan pretend play Aaron pretend snow Aniken pretend play

Day Nursery IU Health Snow Bunny

Our 4 and 5 year olds at the Day Nursery IU Health Center had fun making a snow bunny out of yesterday’s remaining snow.

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