Day Nursery Auxiliary

The Day Nursery Auxiliary is a group of more than 150 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.

Mission Statement

The Day Nursery Auxiliary is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist Early Learning Indiana by raising funds to supplement their budget, providing volunteer services for the Day Early Learning centers, and promoting their services to the public.

Join the Auxiliary

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

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.

$450,000 Raised in 25 Years for Tuition Assistance

More Than 150 Members

85 Years Serving our Local Communities

Countless Volunteer Hours in the Centers Each Year


On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Day Nursery Auxiliary hosted its 34th annual Style Show and Luncheon benefit, raising critical dollars for tuition assistance so that more children have access to high-quality early learning.


Throughout the year, members volunteer in centers to do a number of activities, including reading to the children, assisting teachers, organizing classroom supplies and storage spaces, and gardening and enhancing playgrounds.


Day Nursery Auxiliary members routinely advocate within the community the many benefits to children and their families of affordable, accessible high-quality early care and education.