Feb
27

A few of my favorite things: Carrie Heflin

A few of my favorite things: Carrie Heflin

Smithsonian staff work countless hours in the halls of our museums and research centers, in the field, at the Zoo, in our gardens and facilities. We are privileged to spend time with some of the nation’s most cherished treasures as we go about our duties. Sometimes, these unique experiences find a special place in our own personal stories. Welcome to the first installment of “A few of my favorite things,” by Amy Kehs, a closer look at our colleagues through the artifacts at the center of those special “work moments.” Meet Carrie Heflin and a few of her favorite things. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Carrie Heflin

Jun
01

Creating collections with young children

SAVE THE DATE:  July 19 Creating Collections with Young Children Join us for a one-day, hands-on seminar presented by the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Refresh your teaching strategies using collections to: Inspire children Enrich classroom experiences Help children understand the world Build important cognitive skills Create collections for: Math Science History Language Arts Download the… Continue reading Creating collections with young children

Dec
10

December 10, 1974

The Executive Committee of the Smithsonian Institution approves (in principle) the establishment of an onsite learning center for the children of Smithsonian staff. Joyce R. Manes, Learning Center Coordinator, takes responsibility for developing and implementing the program which is now known as the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center.

Sep
26

September 26, 1988

The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, a child care center in the National Museum of American History, is dedicated. The facility, for toddlers and pre-schoolers, is the first of its kind at the Smithsonian. The Center officially opens on October 3.