Tag Archives: Day Nursery preschool

Day Nursery Friday Faces: Making a fruit pizza

The students in Ms. Laura and Ms. Katrina’s preschool class at Day Nursery Northwest on W. 73rd Street in Pike Township, have been trying new fruits this week to see what they like. To wrap up the week, the class made a fruit pizza as a special treat. The bright colors in the fruit bowl reminded them of a rainbow. Eating a full rainbow of foods regularly helps give your body the nutrients it needs. In addition to fiber, vitamins and minerals, naturally colored foods contain powerful nutrients called phytochemicals. While the three-year-olds aren’t likely to remember that term, they will remember their favorite fruits and the beautiful colorful snack they helped make today.Day Nursery preschoolers prepare base of fruit pizzaDay Nursery preschoolers mix the ingredients for their fruit pizzaDay Nursery preschoolers adding blueberries to the fruit bowlDay Nursery students spread the mixed fruit across the cream cheese base of their fruit pizza

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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Downtown Indianapolis preschoolers enjoy annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Pre-k class at the Day Nursery Federal Center made their own paper mâché baskets for their annual egg hunt on the playground yesterday.  Sarah Parks, center director sent the photo and  big thank you to Mother Nature for the sun!!

Day Nursery student shows off her Easter basket during egg hunt on the preschooler's playground.

Igloo is cozy space for Day Nursery preschoolers

The thermometer outside the classroom reads 32 degrees, but inside Sara McHenry’s and Caroline  King’s classroom at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center, it is toasty warm inside their igloo constructed out of empty milk jugs.  The igloo sits next to a large window facing the playground so it gets lots of soft light which makes it a perfect place for snuggling up with a good book.  It is also a place that is designated for “me” time, so if a student wants to get away from the preschool crowd for a while, they can move to the igloo and read quietly, knowing that the space is their own. Ms. Sara and Ms. Caroline have plans to work their igloo into a preschool math lesson, challenging the children to count the number of milk containers it took to build it as well as observe how many colors make up the caps on the bottles and count how many there are of each color.

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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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Preschool Pigskin Preview for Colts Blue Friday

We’ll be out on Friday with our camera looking for the Day Nursery Indianapolis Center with the best show of team spirit.  Don’t forget to show your blue tomorrow!  Go Colts!

Colts preschool pigskin

Day Nursery Ft. Harrison students raise money for tornado relief

Earlier this month students at our Start Smart 4 Children Day Nursery at Ft.Harrison commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the Oreo cookie. The young entrepreneurs in the five-year old class sold Oreo cookies for 5 cents each. As you can see by the pictures, the lobby was quite busy with parents willing to purchase a cookie after work.  The students raised $40.70 which they decided to donate to the Red Cross for tornado relief in Southern Indiana.