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Every day in our Day Early Learning classrooms, your child is learning important skills to prepare for kindergarten and beyond, but making that big step into kindergarten can be a little scary. To help Day Early Learning students, especially our pre-K friends, begin to prepare for their next big learning adventures, we went to an […]
Forging His Way in the World Harper Pockrass loves basketball, horror movies and hip-hop music, like many 5th grade boys. So much so, that he dreams of one day being a professional athlete, or a movie or music star. Harper is 11 years old and attends St. Richards School. He is growing into a fine […]
Danielle Smith has lived all over the country and never expected to wind up back in Indianapolis, raising her children not far from where she grew up in Butler Tarkington. You’ve probably seen the stamp she makes on the city in her designs and events, from Black Expo to Macy’s fashion shows and displays to […]
Milicent Wright attended Day Nursery Lockerbie center in the late 60’s. Milicent is a bit of a celebrity in Indianapolis, known to many for her dozens of acting roles on stage at the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) for nearly thirty years. Milicent remembers her time attending the original Day Nursery center in Lockerbie. “I liked […]
We want to keep in better touch with you so we can hear about all of the wonderful things you’re out doing in your schools, your careers, your neighborhoods and at home. We want to brag about our amazing graduates, and we’d love to hear your stories. We’d also like to Did you know that […]
One of the benefits of working for Day Nursery is we are surrounded by a bunch of adorable children-including many who belong to our co-workers. Because we are a close knit group, we have watched these children graduate from car seats to college over the years. This week, we were lucky to have three of […]
These three beauties first met each other in the infant room at the Day Nursery Federal Center when they were three months old. Every fall they celebrate their birthdays back to back in October, November and December. This weekend they gathered together to celebrate their 12th birthdays and to keep their friendship going. Thank goodness […]
The Day Nursery Federal Center celebrated its 20th anniversary Friday with an ice cream social featuring 20 choices of toppings. Earlier that day, I took a walk down memory lane with my 20-year-old son Graham, who will be a junior this fall at Indiana University. In 1991, long before I started working for Day Nursery, […]
Carmela Betsey is an amazing, sparkly Kindergartener who has been diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Carmela loves to dance is bright, intelligent and loves her friends and family. She has the gentlest loving spirit and is full of sunshine. Like her sister Aspen, she is one of the most beautiful people inside and out. She […]
The Indy Fear travelling softball team , a group of girls from area Jr. and Sr. High schools showed no fear this past Saturday when they set out to do some community service and found themselves facing mounds of leaves covering the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center playground. A dozen volunteers led by Day Nursery controller Wanda […]
Day Nursery teacher Annie Terry retired recently after 35 years at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center on Central Avenue. We are holding a party Friday, January 15 at 7:00 pm at the center to celebrate Miss Terry’s dedication to the youngest children of Indianapolis. If you know of anyone who had Miss Terry […]
Tuesday night at the annual meeting, we honored a teacher for a milestone that we believe no other Day Nursery teacher has accomplished in our 110 year history. We honored Annie Terry, of the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center for 35 years of service to our agency. How cool is that? Joining in the […]
Getting along with others is an important social skill for everyone. Babies show social skills from the time they are born. From the first time a baby turns to the sound of his mother’s voice, young child willingly plays with another child, social skills are being developed. Every summer I am reminded of how important […]
You may have seen my post last week about the Crib Race held at Butler University last month to celebrate Day Nursery’s 110th anniversary and The Week of the Young Child. Our official race starter was 500 Festival Princess, Jennifer Eakins, a Ball State sophomore, who attended preschool at the Day Nursery Federal Center. Today we […]
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