A family feast
About 20 parents and grandparents of students in the Day Nursery Federal Center were able to sneak away from their responsibilities last Thursday to take part in the center’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon. As an added treat, the guests and students were entertained by a special presentation by pianist Dave Hepler and story-teller extraordinaire Will Gould, who are teaching artists from the Young at Arts program of Young Audiences of Indiana.
The performing team of Will and Dave are no strangers to Day Nursery. We first met them in 2002 during the pilot of the Young at Arts program, made possible with the support of the Nina Mason Pulliam trust. Over the past six years, the preschool children in every Day Nursery center have been lucky to interact with a number of fine teaching artists who have also shared with our teachers how to include the arts into every day teaching.
Will and Dave will be back at the Federal Center soon as artists in residence. I am sure there will be a request for a second helping of their version of the Maurice Sendak book “Where the Wild Things Are.”