Ardmore Day Nursery celebrated 60 years of business in October. Families of children who attend ADN gathered Thursday night for a holiday open house, with children dressed in costumes for Halloween.

 


Ardmore Day Nursery celebrated 60 years of business in October. Families of children who attend ADN gathered Thursday night for a holiday open house, with children dressed in costumes for Halloween.

 

The Ardmore Day Nursery originally opened in 1919, operating out of an abandoned War Savings building, and closed in 1928 at the height of the Great Depression. The organization was reborn in 1950.

 

In response to the growing need for child care, the Ardmore branch of the American Association of University Women called a meeting of representatives of the Ardmore women’s clubs for the purpose of reorganizing the Ardmore Day Nursery.

 

The nursery reopened its doors on Oct. 1, 1950, in a house on the current property facing C Street N.W.

 

In 1982, with the help of an anonymous donation, a new building was built at the present location of 320 D St. N.W.

 

Through the years, many individuals, businesses and organizations have generously donated funds needed to keep the non-profit nursery in business.

 

A major fundraiser is the Tax Relief Fund Raiser conducted each April 15.

 

The board of trustees of the Ardmore Day Nursery has continuously given dedicated service throughout the years.

 

The Ardmore Day Nursery, one of the oldest in the state, provides quality child care for children ages 1 through 4.