Mrs. W.E. Bailey
    FOUNDERS

Mrs. J.W. Ginsberg


Mrs. P.C. Pinkerton
Mrs. A.L. Cone
Mrs. Philip Golenternek
Miss Mildred Shaw
Mrs. L.H. Davis
Mrs. J.C. Kelly
Mrs. Val J. Sterle    
Mrs. W.F. Davis
Mrs. S.J. Lones
Mrs. E.H.Taubert
 
Mrs. Earle Mayfield
 
Past Board Presidents of Tyler Day Nursery
Past Board Presidents of Tyler Day Nursery

History
1936
·         Tyler Council of Church Women founded the Tyler Day Nursery (TDN)
·         27 children – average enrollment at this time
·         Housed in a rented duplex at the sight of the present Tyler City Hall
·         Financed by civic-minded and caring men and women interested in the welfare of young children of working mothers
1938
·         Tyler Day Nursery moves  to site of present bus station on North Bois d’Arc
1939
·         Tyler Day Nursery moves to 702 W. Wilson Street
1940
·         TDN became an agency of the Tyler Community Chest (United Way)
·         Financed entirely through charitable contributions prior to WWII
·         During WWII – funding came from the War Food Authority which authorized 9 cents/meal/child
1942
·         All utilities for the year - $146.00
1945
·         Cost/meal/child was 18 cents
1947
·         Cost/month for child-care was $19.17
·         Total yearly salary for the entire staff, including withholding tax, was $6,040.28
·         Salary of the first assistant staff member was $5.00/week
1950
·         State Department of Public Welfare licensed TDN to care for 67 children
1989
·         Tyler Day Nursery moves to our present location 2901 West Gentry Pkwy.
2002
·         Became a Texas Rising Star Provider.
2011


2013


 
·         Licensed to care for 136 children and provide over 20,000 child-care days of service annually for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age
·         Added on two additional classrooms and a laundry room 
   
   
                                                  Fundraising Past
·         TDN received founding contributions from “Spirited men and women”
·         Sold subscriptions to Curtis Publications
·         Recycled used milk bottles from stores and restaurants and resold them
·         Held annual garden parties at the Women’s Building
·         Held annual charity horse shows
·         Last 7 years TDN Board held “A StorybookThemed” fundraising event celebrating the “Week of the Young Child”