CEO transition will bring new leadership perspective and keep Nurtury well-positioned for future growth
Boston, Massachusetts (May 29, 2018) – Nurtury, New England’s first early childhood care center and preschool in New England, today announced that Wayne Ysaguirre will be stepping down as CEO effective June 29, 2018, culminating a nearly 30-year career with the organization.
“We deeply appreciate all of Wayne’s contributions to Nurtury over nearly 30 years, his steadfastness of purpose, his expansive vision, and his commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of the children Nurtury serves each and every day,” said Gayle Slattery, Chair of Nurtury's Board of Directors. “We wish him the best and know that he will continue to make a lasting impact on children and their families in his future endeavors.”
As CEO of Nurtury for the past 10 years, Wayne has played an integral role in giving thousands of Greater Boston’s youngest children the opportunity to reach their full potential. Under his leadership, Nurtury has advanced as an early childhood education organization and his forward-thinking vision has brought to life innovative approaches to helping children learn and grow.
“After nearly 30 years of being part of the Nurtury family, it’s with admiration and respect that I step down as CEO,” said Mr. Ysaguirre. “When I became CEO, I took on the responsibility of creating a vision that would help Nurtury evolve as an organization. We’ve done this in so many ways, like with our state- of-the-art Learning Lab – and I believe that now is the right time for a leadership transition that will bring fresh perspective and keep Nurtury thriving.”
The Nurtury Board of Directors is taking a thoughtful and thorough approach in its search to find the best candidate to serve as Nurtury’s next CEO. As part of this effort, it has hired an external firm to provide assistance with the CEO search. Mr. Ysaguirre will be involved in the process and will help to ensure a smooth transition in leadership.
While Mr. Ysaguirre is leaving Nurtury, he plans to pursue other opportunities to advocate for early education and to influence deeper systemic change and improve outcomes for children, families and communities.
Nurtury is a pioneer in early childhood education and has played an integral role during its 140-year history in shaping public early education policy to raise standards in the field of education nationally and in New England. Nurtury’s mission is to help Greater Boston’s youngest children reach their full potential by investing in school readiness, promoting healthy development, and strengthening families.
Eva Pereira, for Nurtury