Nurtury partners with Tufts University: Pilot study on food preferences in young children
Boston – October 31, 2016 – Nurtury’s Boston location at 436 Tremont Street is now partnering with Tufts University nutrition researchers to test an exciting new program focused on helping children learn to like healthy foods. Through play-based activities and increased familiarization with healthy foods, the team will assess new curriculum and recipes created to give children fun experiences with healthy eating. Participating families will receive a stipend for a child’s participation in the assessment measurements, including: height, weight, hemoglobin and cognition at the beginning and end of the project (approximately 8-10 weeks starting in October). In addition, the team will make observations of the children eating during school hours, and will request completion of a questionnaire.
Nurtury Receives Community Recognition Award
Tucker Levy, Chief Operating Officer of Nurtury (formerly Associated Early Care & Education) accepted the Community Recognition Award from ABCD’s Foster Grandparent Program in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.
Nurtury has been a longstanding partner of ABCD and Nurtury’s children have been the beneficiaries of this program. Foster grandparents circulate within classrooms and serve as role models, mentors, and friends. “The ABCD Foster Grandparent Program compliments our work to give Greater Boston’s youngest children in need, birth to age eight, the opportunity to reach their full potential by investing in school readiness, promoting healthy development, and strengthening families,” said Levy.
Foster Grandparents play an essential role in helping Nurtury to provide what children need in abundance – kindness, patience, humor, and comfort. The 600 children served throughout Nurtury’s six Early Education and Care Centers are strengthened by the presence of Foster Grandparents.
Nurtury is honored to be among ABCD’s six community partners: ACORN, Infants & Other People, Boston City Hall Child Care Center, Josiah Quincy School, and Bernazzani School. Congratulations to ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew on their 50th Anniversary of the Foster Grandparents Program and a heartfelt thank you to all of the Foster Grandparents.
For more information about the ABCD Foster Grandparent Program, visit: www.bostonabcd.org.
Nurtury's Billboard in Downtown Boston
Did you see our brand new billboard at the intersection of Colmbus and Stuart Avenue in downtown Boston? A big thank you to Liberty Mutual for sponsoring this exciting project!
Nurtury featured at Entrepreneurship of All Kinds event
On November 19, 2014, Nurtury was featured as one of five innovative organizations at the Entrepreneurship of All Kinds event, held at the Moakley Courthouse by The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Babson College, and Citizens Bank. Nurtury was joined by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Constant Contact, Bridj, and Society of Grownups.
Nurtury’s President and CEO Wayne Ysaguirre spoke to the crowd of entrepreneurial-minded guests about Nurtury’s ability to lead in the field of early education over our long history and our renewed mission that encompasses the child, family, and community that manifests itself in our new Learning Lab.
"In order for children to succeed, their families must succeed." – Wayne Ysaguirre
Read more about the event and the other featured organizations here.
Nurtury CEO awarded Barr Foundation Fellowship
Wayne Ysaguirre, President and CEO of Nurtury, has been awarded a fellowship from the Barr Foundation in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Greater Boston’s children and families in need. Ysaguirre is a Roxbury resident.
Four times since 2005, Barr has named a class of twelve Fellows, making a long-term commitment to each of them and facilitating their connections with one other. Fellows are selected for their outstanding contribution to Boston and their potential to drive positive change for years to come.
“The Barr Fellowship extends from the Foundation’s commitment to invest in effective, visionary, and collaborative leaders,” says Jim Canales, President of the Barr Foundation. “Barr Fellows are leaders who motivate others, drive change, and produce results. We couldn’t be more pleased to introduce the 2015 Class of Barr Fellows.”
Ysaguirre has served Nurtury in many roles for over 18 years, starting out as a teacher, and most recently leading Nurtury through a $17.1 million capital campaign to develop, create, and finance the innovative Nurtury Learning Lab in Bromley-Heath Public Housing Development. Nurtury’s mission is to give Greater Boston's youngest children in need, birth to age five, the opportunity to reach their full potential by investing in school readiness, promoting healthy development, and strengthening families.
“The Board of Directors and I were very excited to hear of Wayne’s appointment to the fellowship,” says Gayle Slattery, Chair of Nurtury’s Board of Directors. “He is a very talented and innovative leader and we believe that he, Nurtury, and the other fellows will benefit from participation in the prestigious fellowship program.”
The Barr Fellowship includes a three-month sabbatical, the opportunity for global travel, and leadership retreats over three years. Fellows’ organizations also receive financial support to ensure effective interim management during a Fellow’s sabbatical, to promote organizational development, and for mentoring of emerging leadership.
For more information about the Barr Fellowship, visit: www.barrfoundation.org/fellows.
Founded in 1997, the Boston-based Barr Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in New England, with grantmaking focused on providing quality education, mitigating climate change, and enhancing cultural vitality. For more information, visit: www.barrfoundation.org.