It Takes a Village

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Despite the recognition of the benefits of early childhood education, government funding has decreased, yet the need of low and moderate income families increases. Over 40% of our families receive financial assistance. You can impact the life of a child through your support!

As we congregate as families this Thanksgiving Day we celebrate our family mission of bonding, caring and loving of one another. We hope that when you plan your holiday giving that you include The Day Nursery in this plan and especially on the nationwide day of giving, #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  We have partnered with #ILGive on this day and when you give specifically on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 we get to keep all of the donations made through them on that day.

Please save that day for us and give on this link on Tuesday, November 29, 29106 The Day Nursery #ILGive to help us continue to give to our children the education and inspiration for learning.

The Day Nursery’s mission is to provide quality, nurturing early child care and preschool provided by a professional and caring staff in a safe environment for families in the community.

The Day Nursery was founded in 1912 due to the need observed to have quality early childhood programs for families of working parents. The Day Nursery founders were far ahead of their time in their perception of the value such a program brings to the children, the families, and the community at large.

That need has not gone away. Nationwide more and more families – of all economic backgrounds – are two-income families and need to rely on quality, reliable early childhood care. Over the last forty years, the research has been done and the science developed that indicate that every dollar invested in high quality early childhood programs yields at least $8.60 in value over time. The return increases to as much as $10 for low-income children.

To see more about The Day Nursery and the work we do, see us on Facebook Like Us and share with your friends and follow us on Twitter.

Thank you and have a joyous, wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

 

#GivingTuesday with #ILGive

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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. We are participating in #GivingTuesday along with #ILGive to help the children of our Day Nursery to get a foundation in learning. Because we believe every child should have the opportunity to enter kindergarten ready to learn, regardless of economic background.

Without this opportunity, countless studies have proven that a child has a greatly reduced chance of reaching his/her potential in school and in life.

Since 1912, The Day Nursery in Oak Park, IL has been a leader in providing early childhood education to children, ages 2 1/2 – 6, of working families. We are the only full-time NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited early childhood provider in the community that provides financial assistance to low and moderate income families. Over 40% of our families require assistance. Your gift unlocks the potential for one of these children!

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many of our supporters focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

In conjunction with this worldwide event we are pleased to partner locally with #ILGive where a donation made to The Day Nursery on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 will not have additional fees, i.e., we get all the money donated by you. This is a direct link to the donation page.  We hope you will click on that link and help support our continued efforts to provide quality and affordable education to those in need.

Reunion/Community Play Date

Reunion Sept 10 2016

We once again celebrate our past, present and future children, parents and community supporters to the annual Reunion, on Saturday, September 10, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. There will be games, music, refreshments and raffle prizes.

It is with pleasure that we get to see old friends and the faces of students and their parents.  Did you know we even have a teacher who was a former student at The Day Nursery?

Our 103 year old institution has so many blessings of children learning as a foundation for their further education.

Here is a look at last year’s reunion.

Be part of this year’s celebration and our future.

Thank you for your support.