Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker at Nurtury Learning Lab to read as a part of Nurtury's "Be Our Guest" Story Hour
Today, Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker, was joined by President & CEO Wayne Ysaguirre at Nurtury Learning Lab. Mrs. Baker read to children as a part of Nurtury's "Be Our Guest" Story Hour.
Nurtury Learning Lab, located at 33 Bickford Street in the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, incorporates the most creative thinking and evidence-based practices, with the long-term objective of becoming a replicable, national model for delivering early education and comprehensive family services in an urban area.
"It was a pleasure visiting Nurtury Learning Lab to see the great work being done within Greater Boston to support the reading and developmental needs of our Commonwealth's next generation," said First Lady Lauren Baker.
"We are grateful to have had First Lady Lauren Baker read to our children at Nurtury Learning Lab and for supporting our mission of being the place-where kids and communities grow, said Nurtury President & CEO Wayne Ysaguirre." "We understand the importance of instilling our children with early literacy skills so that they can be school-ready once they enter kindergarten. We are thrilled to be able to create lifelong learners and promote excitement around literacy."
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.