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Invitations to the Diamond Jubilee version of the Day Nursery Auxiliary Style Show and Luncheon are in the mail so keep an eye out for yours! Proceeds from the October 4th event will support programs in the Day Nursery centers. Here’s an example of the hands-on learning that goes on in the Day Nursery classrooms. Today, the preschoolers of Day Nursery Northwest made a fruit pizza to reinforce what they have been learning in their classroom.
Day Nursery preschoolers make fruit pizzaDay Nursery preschoolers add blueberries to the bowl for fruit pizzaDay Nursery preschoolers spread the fruit over the cookie and creme cheese crust of their fruit pizza.

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The Day Nursery Auxiliary Indianapolis Summer Newsletter 2013 is now available online.  Click the link to read it here first!

The Day Nursery Indianapolis Early Edition

Day Nursery Auxiliary Diamond Jubilee artwork by Candice McDonaldThank you to the sponsors of the Day Nursery Auxiliary Diamond Jubilee celebrating 75 years of supporting the youngest children of Indianapolis.

The Auxiliary’s Diamond Jubilee fashion show and luncheon will take place on Friday, October 4th at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Fashions will be provided by Secret Ingredient and Day Furs. Highlighting the anniversary event will be fashions from years past. Dotty Reehling and Sandy McCuen are event co-chairs. For ticket information, please click here or contact Sarah Ferguson at (317) 636-9197, extension 240 for more information.Day Nursery Auxiliary of Indianapolis Style Show sponsors

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Ted Maple PH D Day Nursery Assocation 2013The board of directors of Day Nursery Association of Indianapolis, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Maple, Ph.D. as the President and CEO. He will succeed Carolyn M. Dederer who will retire August 2 after 15 years with the organization.

Maple comes to Day Nursery from United Way of Central Indiana where he led United Way’s education priority with a focus on early childhood and school-age initiatives.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Indianapolis, a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Butler University and his Ph.D., in, Early Childhood Education from Ball State University.

He began his career in education as a kindergarten and first grade teacher in Pike Township. Following his time in the public schools, he served as Director of the Early Childhood Program at St. Mary’s Child Center where he led the nationally-accredited early childhood program for 200 at-risk preschoolers at two locations in Indianapolis. In 2005, Maple’s career in early childhood took a different turn, when he was selected as United Way’s Director of Success By 6. In this role, over more than eight years, he crafted United Way’s early childhood agenda that included programs, policy advocacy and community engagement. In 2012, he was promoted to Director of Education to oversee United Way’s two education priorities:  children entering school ready to learn, and performing on grade level by sixth grade.

He lives with his wife and three children on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

Day Nursery Federal Center toddlers paint with red white and blue Day Nursery Federal Center toddlers paint with red white and blue Federal fourth 2
Ms. Maria and Ms. Kim’s Toddler 1 class at the Day Nursery Federal Center downtown had fun creating Fourth of July artwork to display in their room. The children enjoyed exploring different materials. For this project they used non-toxic paint and glitter.
Day Nursery Federal Center toddlers paint with red white and blue

The Day Nursery Auxiliary held their Annual Meeting on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Meridian Hills Country Club. In addition to electing officers for the 2013-2014 membership year, the members celebrated Sue Hirschman, who has been an Auxiliary member for 50 years and saluted Day Nursery Association President Carolyn Dederer who is retiring on August 2.

Carolyn Dederer and Yolanda Schmidt

Carolyn Dederer and Yolanda Schmidt

Co-Presidents Carolyn Cook and Judy Pearce

Co-Presidents Carolyn Cook and Judy Pearce

Melanie Esselman and Kathy Wall

Past President Kathy Wall (right) presented a gift to retiring President Melanie Esselman to thank her for her service this year.

Frances Heck

Frances Heck

Pat Green and Melanie Esselman

Pat Green (left) chair of Nursery Volunteers saluted the members who had given their time in the centers this past year.

50 year Auxiliary Member Sue Hirschman (right) paused from visiting withlong-time member Wanda Fortune.

50 year Auxiliary Member Sue Hirschman (right) paused from visiting withlong-time member Wanda Fortune.

Carolyn Dederer, Carolyn Cook and Marilyn Pecsok

Member Marilyn Pecsok (right) shares her memories of working with Day Nursery Association President Carolyn Dederer over the last 15 years.

Sandy McCuen

Sandy McCuen, Co-Chair of the 2013 Auxiliary Fashion Show with Dotty Reehling, shares the plans for the October 4th event.

Past Presidents Sally Anderson and Judy Zinn

Past Presidents Sally Anderson and Judy Zinn have remained active in the Auxiliary

Thought you might enjoy seeing these fun pictures from the Day Nursery Association’s LEAP into ART fundraiser with Arts for Learning.  It was a first time partnership for these two groups and everyone who attended had a blast.  Work is underway to schedule a date for next year.  Proceeds from the May 18 event support arts programming in Day Nursery centers. Thanks to those who came out to “Be A Child Again” and also to those who couldn’t attend but made a donation. We spotted a few familiar Auxiliary faces in the crowd.

Sandy and Steve McCuen

Sandy and Steve McCuen

Kathy Wall and friend

Kathy Wall and friend

Sally & Bob Anderson

Sally & Bob Anderson

Jenny Rosebrock & sister

Jenny Rosebrock & sister

Carolyn Dederer, Sally Anderson, Louise Collet, & JoAnne Rutledge

Carolyn Dederer, Sally Anderson, Louise Collet, & JoAnne Rutledge

The McCuens and Carolyn Cook join a drum circle

The McCuens & Carolyn Cook take a lesson from teaching artist Lawrence Clark

Melanie Esselman

Melanie Esselman

JoAnne and Mark Rutledge

JoAnne and Mark Rutledge

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