A Newsletter from Baby's Space  October, 2012 Volume 3, Issue 10

Baby's Space is a holistic, research-based approach to infant through 3rd grade education, adolescent mental health services and support for children and families residing in poverty and violence.

Dear Friends,

I'm excited to announce that, with full support of the Board of Directors, Debbie Lund has been promoted to Executive Director of Baby's Space and Tatanka Academy. For more than 12 years, Debbie has been a consistent smiling face, a major contributor to building our curriculum and a powerful relationship builder with staff, children, parents and the communities we serve.

Debbie Lund Oct 2012
Debbie Lund


Debbie started as a toddler teacher in 2000 and quickly developed strong ties to Baby's Space. She's served as center director for more than 7 years. As executive director she will oversee Baby's Space and Tatanka Academy. She'll hire and train staff, work with families and oversee operations.


Deb's impact at Baby's Space is profound as she has touched the lives of hundreds of children and families. She strongly believes in operating the center, coaching her staff and interacting with children from a baby's point of view. Our congratulations to Debbie Lund.


Best Regards,


Terrie Rose

Founder and CEO

What's New at Baby's Space
Heroes: Chris Bray
Thanks to Volunteers
Tatanka Academy
Connect with Us
Family Night
Donate Now!
BIG Dates for BIG Events Coming Up
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012 Give to the Max Day. Please consider a financial gift to Baby's Space! Watch for more news.
  • Friday, February 22, 2013 6-8 pm, Baby's Space Spring FUNdraiser, Walker Art Center



Electric Clothes Dryer

clothes dryer Baby's Space is in need of a gently-used electric clothes dryer. Do you have one you'd donate? Contact


Heroes Chris Bray
ChrisBray Carnival 2012
Chris Bray volunteering at the carnival

Chris Bray is a new face at Baby's Space but her commitment and contributions are great.


Chris works professionally in juvenile justice and a few years ago, a colleague invited her along on a tour of Baby's Space. The tour had immediate impact on Chris. "I was struck by the incredible nurturing environment and the learning that Baby's Space provides for infants and children who often live in difficult conditions," said Chris. "I was also struck by the research behind the model, Terrie's thoughtfulness in implementing the model and the importance she places on fidelity."


Chris quickly became involved at Baby's Space by attending the spring fundraiser and joining the board. Her husband Tim and children Chris and Brenna have attended the fundraiser and volunteered at the August carnival.


Chris was recently elected chairperson of the board of directors. Her experience working with children and youth is invaluable and her commitment to the board is shown in the time and professionalism she gives. Chris Bray is a hero at Baby's Space. Thank you, Chris!  

Thanks, Volunteers 
Toni and Jack Tamm donated diapers
  • Liza Maney, classroom and art
  • Brooke Marlow, preschool class 
  • Jacob and Connie Bruce, family night
  • Marc Markell, tutor
  • Photography class from Institute of Production and Recording, took photographs of preschool classes
  • Marketing class from Globe University, completed and presented market analysis for Baby's Space Environments
  • Videography class from Globe University, working on video project for Baby's Space
  • Temple Israel, family night
  • A big thanks to everyone who donated diapers during our Diaper Drive. We collected more than 50 boxes!
Tatanka Academy 
Ms Emily K
Ms Emily, kindergarten teacher

Tatanka Academy has 53 students enrolled - a big increase from 32 students enrolled in fall, 2011. The Tatanka Preschool is also open and a recruitment campaign is in place to increase awareness in the Como neighborhood.

MrJ 2 3 grade
Mr J 2, 3 grades


Ms Kassie 1 grade
Ms Kassie, 1 grade
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Strawberries & Bears at Family Night
A beloved tradition at Baby's Space is our monthly Family Night. We chose a theme from a book, make dinner and families gather.
Fam Night Sept 2012
A play was performed
In September, our book was
"The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry,
and the Big Hungry Bear." Everyone received a strawberry to keep safe from the big hungry bear. There was a play based on the book. Thanks to Jacob and Connie Bruce for making the props. We also thank the volunteers
from Temple Israel who helped serve dinner and assisted with the play.
Fam Night OCt 2013 volunteers
Thanks to Temple Israel volunteers
To Donate to Baby's Space

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Don't Forget
November 15, 2012