Things are Growing
at Day Early Learning

Earlier this summer, Day Early Learning centers launched a vegetable garden program for all students. With grant funding, centers purchased materials to create garden beds and grow vegetables. Throughout the summer, children and teaching staff will tend the gardens together and learn about growing plants through classroom curriculum.

To celebrate and share our success, we are inviting all families to a garden event at their center this summer. Families can drop by throughout the event and participate in activities, learn about our gardens and take home a recipe and basket of produce. Please review your center’s event information below and RSVP.

Monday, July 26
Center for Infants and Toddlers: 4-5:30 P.M.
Fort Harrison: 4:30-6 P.M.

Wednesday, July 28
Lilly Family Center: 4:30-6 P.M.
Federal Building: 4:30-5:30 P.M.

Monday, August 2
IU Health: 4:30-6 P.M.
Eastern Star Church: 4:30-6 P.M.

Wednesday, August 4
Park 100: 4:30-6 P.M.
State Government Center:
4:30-5:30 P.M.

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Gardening Champions

Each of our eight Day Early Learning centers has a “Gardening Champion” to lead the gardening efforts.

Not pictured: Jordan Stemple (State Government Center), Marilynn Teel (Fort Harrison), Shanice Woodson (Federal Building)

Our Gardening Partners

Indiana University Health and Lilly Endowment, Inc., through the Summer Youth Program Fund

Indy Summer Youth Programs give Marion County kids and teens summer fun and enrichment. Indy Summer Youth Programs provide safe spaces to study, read, learn, connect with friends, play sports, and engage in emotional and educational enrichment. Many Indy Summer Youth Programs also offer free or low-cost enrollment options, scholarship opportunities, and healthy meals and snacks.

Click HERE to visit their website.

Growing Places Indy

Our mission is to empower people to cultivate individual, family, and community wellness through urban agriculture, access to fresh local food, and mind-body education.

Address: 727 N Oriental Street Indianapolis, IN 46202
Click HERE to visit their website.

Dammann’s Lawn & Garden Center

Dammann’s Garden Center is locally owned and operated. Most hanging baskets, flowers, vegetables and planters purchased at Dammann’s are cultivated and grown at our greenhouse facility on Rockville Road.

Address: 4914 Rockville Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46224
Phone: 317-381-9787
Click HERE to visit their website.

Day Nursery Auxiliary

The Day Nursery Auxiliary is a group of over 100 members who support Early Learning Indiana’s programs by raising money, providing volunteer services and serving as community ambassadors for high-quality early learning.

Click HERE to visit their website.

Purdue Extention Marion County

Purdue Extension partners with local communities not only to grow and supply nutritious food, but also to deepen partnerships, provide education and ultimately strengthen people.

Address: 1202 38th St #201, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone: 317-275-9305
Click HERE to visit their website.


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