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. 

Auxiliary members meet together monthly and are involved in various volunteer activities at Day Early Learning centers, including helping with events, special projects and in classrooms.

In recent years, the primary Auxiliary fundraiser has been the annual Style Show in late fall, an elegant luncheon, silent auction, pop-up shop and fashion show featuring designs from The Secret Ingredient and Day Furs.

History of the Auxiliary

The Day Nursery Auxiliary was founded in 1938 by Mrs. James T. Cunningham, a board member of the Day Nursery Association (now Early Learning Indiana). Together with a team of women, the group was dedicated to supporting and advancing the organization’s mission through their volunteer work.

Since then, Day Nursery Auxiliary members have cared for and educated thousands of Hoosier children by volunteering many hours of service, assisting teachers in classrooms, fundraising, and serving as champions in our community by advocating for the benefits and importance of early childhood education.

Join the Auxiliary

The Auxiliary is always seeking more members to join them in their important work.
For more information, please email