Tag Archives: Deanna Saylor

Winter themes involve science at Day Nursery Northwest Indianapolis center

Ms. Tamika Lasley’s  Preschool 3 classroom at the Day Nursery Northwest Center in Indy’s Park 100 area  is working on solid versus liquid experiments with their winter theme. Ms. Tamika and her assistant Mr. Aaron Highbaugh working with the students to chop away the ice that formed around random toys from their classroom during an experiment. They are working on science, fine motor skills, problem solving and cooperative learning techniques.  Thanks to Assistant Center Director Deanna Saylor for sharing these pictures today.  To find out more about enrolling your child in this center, call 317-291-8048.Day Nursery Northwest Indianapolis preschoolersDay Nursery Northwest Indianapolis preschoolers

PNC Indianapolis elves share Christmas spirit with Day Nursery Northwest Center

‘Twas the week before Christmas and the elves at the PNC Financial Services Group  were busy collecting items to fill gift bags for Day Nursery children.  PNC Client & Community Relations Manager elf, Nicole Duncan sent a message that her co-workers at their downtown Indianapolis office had collected  64 bags filled with toothbrushes, tooth paste, shampoo, soap,  stuffed animals, blankets, hats, gloves and pajamas to share with the children at the center.  Day Nursery Northwest Center  Director Marla Segal and Assistant Director Deanna Saylor distributed the bags to several families including the center’s preschool and kindergarten classes before the Christmas break.  As you can see by the pictures, the children were delighted that Santa came early to their center.  Thanks to our friends at PNC who are always looking for new ways to help Day Nursery children “Grow Up Great!”

Lots of Words Wednesday: Day Nursery Northwest

Deanna Saylor

Deanna Saylor

Deanna Saylor, Assistant Director of Day Nursery Northwest loves to talk about all the great things that happen in her center, located in the Park 100 area on the Northwest side of Indianapolis.  Today I challenged her to add some pictures to her words so instead of posting our usual “Wordless Wednesday” pictures, we can rename this post “Lots of Words Wednesday.”

I guess once I looked at the pictures and saw everything that was going on, I realized why I am so tired when I go home.   Today is PJ Day so you will notice teachers and children in the jammies!

Ms. Tamika’s Pre-K class had just came back from Crouching Tigers class when I arrived and they showed her how they learned to break the boards with their hands.  They were so proud. 

Mr. Aaron, a new teacher on our staff is doing arts and crafts with his NEW personalized smock Santa made for all of the staff.  He has been here just two weeks now and he has been having a blast with the children.  Cameron  (son of Ms. Karen, our Toddler 2 teacher) is in Ms. Tamika’s class and he was showing me how they all got their pictures taken in front of the fireplace for their parents.  He loves his jammies! 

Mrs. Robin’s kindergarten class was enjoying a special treat today.  They got to watch the “Polar Express” movie and wear their pj’s and have hot chocolate and popcorn with their special snowman they made that won’t melt inside.  Mrs. Eva and her children were going for a ride to show off their pajamas to the rest of the children.  Lillian, a student in our Toddler 2 classroom was enjoying playing with the new dog toy that Mrs. Marsha brought us.

And last but not least….there is Justin who is getting so many new teeth, he chews on everything.  He also loves the climber in Mrs. Chris’ room.

Thanks Deanna for sharing your morning with us.  Keep those pictures (and words!) coming.

Day Nursery babies dream of a snowy December

The babies in the Day Nursery Northwest Center Infant 1 room did snow storm painting this morning.  They had a blast with teacher Ms. Amanda who herself was also covered in white paint!  Thanks to Deanna Saylor, Assistant Center Director for sharing her pictures.

Day Nursery enrolling infants on Indy’s Northwest side

New parents are often surprised to find a waiting list for infant care when they call to make arrangements to go back to work.  If you are currently shopping for a safe, loving, educational environment for your infant, I am happy to share we have a handful of openings right now at our Day Nursery Northwest Center at 5735 W. 73rd Street in the Park 100 area.  Several current children are moving up to the toddler room together which will open up spaces in February and March.  Call Marla Segal, Center Director or Deanna Saylor, Assistant Director at 291-8048 to learn more and to schedule a tour of this beautiful nationally accredited center.

Friday Faces: Day Nursery Northwest Center Preschoolers

Lots to blog about…so little time!!  Thanks to Day Nursery Northwest Center Assistant Director Deanna Saylor for sharing some great learning going on in her center.  This center has been just open a year and they are excited because they recently achieved Level 4 (the highest level!) in our state’s Paths to Quality child care rating system.  I’ll let Deanna tell you want is going on in these pictures:

Senstory table in Day Nursery classroomWater play at Day Nursery Indianapolis preschool

Here are some pictures of the children playing in the sensory table in Preschool 3 classroom today. The teachers, Shanna and Michelle, made their own fountain for running water out of PVC pipes and the children absolutely love it!  They have the running water hooked up to the faucet in the sink. What creative teachers we have at Northwest!

Day Nursery prepares for severe weather season

Infants in evacuation cribs during Severe Weather Preparedness Drill

During last year's drill at the Day Nursery Federal Center, the teachers quickly rolled the infants into an interior restroom which is a short ride from their classroom.

The staff and children of all the Day Nursery centers will be participating in a drill this morning as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Across Indianapolis, the American Red Cross will join the National Weather Service, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, and the amateur radio community  to remind our community the importance of being prepared for the rough weather that often makes it way into our state during the spring. Did you know that Indiana averages 23 tornadoes a year? Activities for Severe Weather Preparedness Week include the 32nd annual statewide test tornado drill this morning between 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m EDT. A second drill will occur tonight between 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.  Thursday March 18 is the make-up drill day if weather postpones today’s drill. Safety experts say these drills and communication tests should be used as times to practice a home or workplace disaster plan. Deanna Saylor, Assistant Director of the Day Nursery Clarian Center says the children are used to the monthly fire drills in the center so today’s practice won’t be too much of a concern to them, although they don’t like the sirens.  I am sure there are a few adults who feel the same way.