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The Acorn School

Acorn School teachers develop innovative ways to engage Vanderbilt’s youngest learners during social distancing

Apr. 13, 2020—Teachers at The Acorn School, part of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center, are using innovative ways to support and engage with Vanderbilt’s youngest learners and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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VU offers activity pages, resources to support community members with young children at home

Apr. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University has developed a few printable activity pages, including Vanderbilt-related coloring activities and word searches, that children can engage with at home.

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Open Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt running—with heart and soul

Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Marybeth Briney

Feb. 20, 2020—A classroom of curious 4- and 5-year-olds produces a lot of wiggly, exuberant energy. But it’s no match for Marybeth Briney, an early childhood educator at The Acorn School's 19th Avenue location.

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Acorn School teachers, chemistry department administrator honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards

Nov. 15, 2019—Kennadria Lloyd and Crystal Macias, two teachers at The Acorn School, and Magdalena Paszewska, administrative officer in the Department of Chemistry, are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.

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Vanderbilt renames early childhood care and education center The Acorn School

Nov. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt University has renamed its early childhood care and education center The Acorn School to better reflect the program’s focus on innovative care and learning. In addition, the new name identifies The Acorn School as the early childhood care and education program within the multi-resource Vanderbilt Child and Family Center, a department of Vanderbilt’s Division of Administration.

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