Congratulations to this year’s Greenman Gift recipient!
The Greenman Gift, which provides a one-time grant to one child care program each year to improve environments, was awarded to St. Luke’s Community House in Nashville to create a learning lab on their playground. This grant, given out by the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, was created in memory of Jim Greenman, a visionary in the field of early childhood education and an advocate for all children. Today would have been his birthday.
“We would like to improve on our current playground by incorporating a learning lab that exposes children in our Preschool to arts, music, and sensory activities while incorporating play,” says Corey Gephart, St. Luke’s CEO.
As the former Chairman of the Foundation Board and Senior VP of Education and Training for Bright Horizons, his legacy is still influential in the field of child care, especially in creating environments for young children.
“We are very excited to work with St. Luke’s and believe the addition of the outdoor learning lab would be very complimentary of their outdoor space and honors Jim’s passion to create beautiful environments for children to play, learn, and grow,” said Mark Mendel, president of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.
The St. Luke’s preschool serves 85 children aged six-weeks to pre-K. They utilize the nationally recognized Read-to-Succeed curriculum and focus on early literacy skills and kindergarten readiness. Congratulations to St. Luke’s for being the recipient this year!
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