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Day Nursery Thankful Thursday: Tuition Assistance

Day Nursery student painting on an easelThank you to the Season for Sharing, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, for providing $10,000 toward the Day Nursery Tuition Assistance Program. In 2012, more than 300 Day Nursery children and their families received assistance from our program . This funding allows all families to choose high quality, accredited early care and education for their children.

Families in need of tuition assistance should contact any Day Nursery location via this contact form or call 317-636-9197.

Team Day Nursery needs your help

Day Nursery staff competing in the Indiana Sports Corp Corporate Challenge 2012We had so much fun last year, we’re going to do it again! Team Day Nursery will be competing again next month in the Indiana Sports Corp’s Corporate Challenge. The Corporate Challenge is a fun-filled community event that emphasizes healthy lifestyles and company camaraderie.  Leading up to the September 21 & 28 competition, Team Day Nursery will have a chance to earn points by participating in the Community & Compassion Events. One of the ways you can help us  earn team points is to donate sports equipment (trust us…we need all the help earning team points that we can get!!)

Donation box decorated by students at Day Nursery Northwest

Donation box decorated by students at Day Nursery Northwest

Collection boxes will be available in the lobby of the 7 Day Nursery Centers until September 20. Check out the list below for the items that are most needed.

Indiana Sports Corp’s Geared For Health program collects and distributes donated sports equipment to help under served local young athletes have the equipment they need to jump start a more active lifestyle while encouraging a commitment to good health. The program collects new and gently-used donated sports equipment from manufacturers, retailers, institutions, events and individuals, and distributes it to not-for-profit, youth-serving organizations, sports leagues and sports clubs.

Geared For Health accepts:
– traditional sports gear (soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, football, lacrosse, hockey, tennis, golf, volleyball, boxing, wrestling, martial arts)
– yard games (badminton, croquet, bocce ball)
– playground and street sports equipment (rollerblades, roller skates, street hockey gear, Frisbees, jump ropes)
– water sports gear (masks, fins, kick boards, pool games, water guns)

Too Cute Tuesday: Splash Day at Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center

While today’s a bit cloudy, the children at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center on Central Avenue have had many beautiful days this month to enjoy their newly remodeled playground.  In their early years, children explore the world around them by using all their senses (touching, tasting, listening, smelling, and looking) and splash day offers many opportunities to explore and pretend.

These “Too Cute Tuesday” pictures feature a recent playground splash day on the playground designed just for infants and toddlers.

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Thankful Thursday: A salute to the Leap into Art committee

This Thankful Thursday we want to thank our Leap into Art committee who helped to raise the necessary funds to provide year round Arts for Learning programming for Day Nursery children. The following committee members hosted more than 150 guests at our IU Health Early Learning Center on Saturday, May 18th: Amy Cavin, Carolyn Dederer, Denise Hancock, Denise Holder, Doyia Turner, Ebony Reid, Jessica Barth, JoEllen Florio Rossebo, Joli Heavin, Kathy Drewes, Megan Hacker-Schnitzler, Sarah Ferguson, Susan Davis, Tami Earnhart, Kathy Wall and Olivia Roney. Special thanks to Chef Sam Brown, his Ivy Tech Culinary Arts students and to our Day Nursery cooks: Suzanne Carroll, Dollie Smith and Angie Brown. Here are a few pictures from the event.

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Day Nursery Family Night at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Day Nursery families gathered at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis tonight to take advantage of Target Free Family Night  and help bid farewell to the Super Heroes exhibit which is closing up this weekend.  While most of the children were quite focused on getting into the fun as soon as possible after arriving, we were able to slow a few families down to snap these pictures.  Thanks to Patty Fisher and the management team in each Day Nursery Center for assembling the meals to go, so the families could get fueled up before exploring the museum.  Check out the picturesIMG_2221IMG_2219 IMG_2223 IMG_2224 IMG_2225 IMG_2226 IMG_2227 IMG_2231 IMG_2233 IMG_2236 IMG_2238 IMG_2241 IMG_2242 IMG_2244 IMG_2246 IMG_2247 IMG_2248 IMG_2249 IMG_2252 IMG_2253 IMG_2255 IMG_2256

Are you ready to LEAP into ART?

Colorful canvas painted by students at Day Nursery in Hendricks County

Proceeds from Leap Into Art will support arts programming for children.

Do you have your ticket yet for LEAP into ART? Day Nursery and Arts for Learning  are joining together on Saturday May 18 to raise money for arts programming for children.This adult-only event features live music, hands-on arts activities  and lots of yummy hors d’oeuvres, Barefoot Wine and Sun King Beer. Come “Be a Child Again” while you shop the silent auction and make a masterpiece to take home with you. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here or by calling Sarah Ferguson at 317-636-9197 ext. 240.

Here’s a flyer you can download and share with your friends.  Tickets are limited so order yours today! Leap into Art flyer

Too Cute Tuesday: Day Nursery infants enjoy painting

Infants at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center and Indiana State Government Center enjoyed “body” painting this week.  Happy Too Cute Tuesday!

Ruth A. Lilly Center

Ruth A. Lilly Center

Ruth A. Lilly Center

Ruth A. Lilly Center

Indiana State Gov't. Center

Indiana State Gov’t. Center

Indiana State Gov't. Center

Indiana State Gov’t. Center