Exploring Bottle Caps

Our families have been collecting and sending in bottle caps this summer and our children are busy exploring their different properties – material, shape, color, size, and more.

They are collaborating a design and format for their summer project. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!

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Water Play Day – A Summertime Treat!

Friday was our first weekly Water Play Day of the summer. The children (and teachers!) were all so happy and engaged in wet, wonderful play. Bubbles, ice blocks the children had made previously out of milk cartons and containers, scrub-a-dub-dub tubs, boating, blocks, and of course sprinklers and hoses. Enjoy these joyful pictures from the day!

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Meet Our Team: Ms. Jamie

ms jamieMeet Ms. Jaime in the Young Explorers’ (2.5-3.5 year old) classroom! Her teaching partner says that Jamie is a joy to work with – and that everyone should hear her read aloud voice. “It’s the best!”

Jamie, what is one of your favorite moments from working with the children? 

One little girl is really interested in learning to write letters. She asks me to show her how to write a specific letter and then she tries to do it. Her determination and excitement excites me!

What is your favorite time of the day at the center? 

When I first arrive in the morning, the children all run up to me and give me a hug, show me their hair, or what’s on their shirt – just their excitement about life makes me happy!

What are some of your favorite things about King’s Daughters?

I have worked in the childcare field for 12 years and I’ve been at the center for almost six months. This is my favorite experience. I love the environment and all the little things KDCDC does for the children and their families. I love working here because I really do feel like I’m making a difference in the lives of these children.

What do you do for fun when you’re not at King’s Daughters? 

When I’m not at KDCDC, I am usually hanging out with my husband and daughter, Ariella. We love going to the park and being outside or sitting at home playing. Family time is really important to us and I take advantage of every moment I get to spend with them!

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Sneak peek: Auction items 2017 (Fashion, Relaxation, and Wellness!)

We can’t wait for our 2017 Fashion Show & Silent Auction on May 20… here’s a sneak peak of some of the wonderful items our committee has gathered. To buy tickets, please call the center: 615-865-5164. 

Fashion, Relaxation, and Wellness Sneak Peak

Treat yourself or that special lady in your life to a new piece of jewelry or deck the little man in your life out in a sharp outfit!

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Also, as many of you know, our Director, Candyee Goode, has had the opportunity to travel to Italy this summer and attend the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre to study the implementation of the Reggio Emilia approach. While there, she found a silver, rose ring crafted by Giuliano Ricchi.  He makes jewelry and designs for Christian Dior, Neiman Marcus, Marshall Fields in Chicago, and also for European Royalty.  Candyee was able to meet him and watch him demonstrate his craft.  You can find out more about his work here:   http://www.thebestofitalia.com/giuliano-ricchi/

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We also have several items to help promote self-care this summer. Grab a new fitbit and challenge a friend to a step-off, then indulge yourself with a little self-love with a trip to the spa or a new yoga mat or tennis racket!

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spa and fashion.jpgAnd…. what about a trip to the BEACH?!? Three night stay on the beach at 30A is calling your name….

IMG_3922Maybe you could take a bottle of Arrington Vineyards Red Fox Red with you… or just keep the bottle in your collection! Signed by Kix Brooks!

IMG_3927.JPGBidding starts at 11:15 on May 20 – get your tickets today! Call 615-865-5164.  Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of Adventure and Attractions, Golfer’s Delight, Happy Hostess items, and more!

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Sneak peek: Auction items 2017 (Golfer’s Delight!)

We can’t wait for our 2017 Fashion Show & Silent Auction on May 20… here’s a sneak peak of some of the wonderful items our committee has gathered. To buy tickets, please call the center: 615-865-5164. 

Golfer’s Delight Sneak Peak

Grab three friends, your bag of clubs, and head out for a day on the course or get a whole year’s membership! Pick your favorite local course or try all them with your new driver. the greens are calling your name….

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Bidding starts at 11:15 on May 20 – get your tickets today! Call 615-865-5164.  Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of Adventure and Attractions, Happy Hostess items, Health and Wellness, Jewelry, Clothing, Spa certificates and more!

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NAEYC – Week of the Young Child!

This week we celebrated the NAEYC Week of the Young Child by enjoying some special
events. We had special music and movement time with Ms.Julie. We
also had a wonderful visit from Mobley’s Veterinarians including Dr.
Parsons, Ms. Rachel and our favorite new friend “Pete” the dog.

We then enjoyed “Fun Friday” with some outside fun. We created some
“Street Art” that was inspired from the artists in Florence, Italy and
had Popsicle party! The truth is we celebrate the young child every day at
KDCDC!!

May 20 – You’re invited… and a very special guest will be joining us!

Please join us for our 23rd annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction on May 20. All funds raised benefit the programs serving our wonderful children and families.  We are humbled and honored to welcome Mayor Megan Barry as our Honorary Chairman and grateful for her support of our program and our community’s families in need.

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You can read about silent auction items here and the work of our amazing volunteer committee here. 

We can’t wait to see you at the beautiful Old Hickory Country Club on May 20.  Contact the center today to reserve your tickets!

 

Sneak peek: Auction items 2017 (Adventure!)

We can’t wait for our 2017 Fashion Show & Silent Auction on May 20… here’s a sneak peak of some of the wonderful items our committee has gathered. To buy tickets, please call the center: 615-865-5164. 

Adventure Items Sneak Peak

Great for family fun, for gifts, or for those who love to explore all of Nashville and Tennessee’s exciting attractions!

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And, if you’re looking to take the kids or grandchildren to Disney… we’ve got four Fast Passes (valued at $620)!

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Bidding starts at 11:15 on May 20 – get your tickets today! Call 615-865-5164.  Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of fantastic hostess supplies, Golfer’s Delight, Health and Wellness, Jewelry, Clothing, Spa certificates and more!

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