Day Nursery Auxiliary Shows its Appreciation for Day Early Learning Educators
The Day Nursery Auxiliary has been supporting Early Learning Indiana and its Day Early Learning centers for over 80 years. Even amid the challenges of COVID-19, the group has not stopped their volunteer work. In the spring of 2020, several Auxiliary members sewed over 100 child-sized masks to be used in Day Early Learning centers, and the group hosted its Style Show virtually for the first time in the fall, raising over $20,000.
Most recently, the Auxiliary has focused its efforts specifically on supporting Day Early Learning educators. Groups of Auxiliary members have adopted Day Early Learning centers and regularly bring small gifts to the staff as a way to remind them they are appreciated.
Mona Stephens, Mary Catherine Lotti and Susan Oxfurth have adopted the Day Early Learning Lilly Family center’s teaching staff. Each month, they bring a themed goody bag to the center with treats such as a fabric masks, hot chocolate, candy and office supplies, with encouraging notes.
“This has been a challenging year for many, and at times our essential workers may feel that they are ‘invisible’,” Mona said. “We decided to remember the Lilly center staff with a fun gift each month as a way to let them know that they are valued and appreciated for their care of the children and families.”
Early Learning Indiana is grateful for the Auxiliary and their steadfast support of our mission.