Purple Cow: Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary Care for Children

BSU student helping a child at Kidz Korner

This immersive project involved a partnership with Kidz Korner Child Care Center in downtown Muncie. The project team organized and implemented family nights that involved other community agencies. Additionally, the student team promoted and fostered collaborative partnerships between the center and these local agencies. The ultimate goal of this project was to establish and maintain community connections while strengthening parent and family relationships between the school and daycare center and homes.


Spring 2019

Faculty Mentor: Stacey Allred
Department: Elementary Education
Community Partner: Kidz Korner Child Care Center
Students: Sidney Barkdull, Alexeya Barr, Addison Berry, Lindsey Brashear, Bailey Crist, Audrey Doerner, Audrey French, Ashley Gable, Marina Garcia, Haidan Gates, Kaitlyn Johnston, Zoie Mann, Kayle McKnight, Demitra Novinger, Jocelyn Peckham, Hannah Petrie, Kiersten Rodman, Lauren Roth, Sara Runyon, Kendra Shadle, Elizabeth Smith, Jenna Sovine, Rachel Sweeney, Kimberly Swisher, Leigha Underwood


For the Fall 2018 semester, the project team organized and implemented three family nights that involved several community agencies (Ball State University Student Theater and Dance Organization, Hillcroft Services “Music Together”, Muncie Symphony Orchestra “Together in Music”, and Muncie BY5). The team promoted and fostered collaborative partnerships between the center and these local agencies. The ultimate goal of this project was to establish and maintain community connections while strengthening parent and family relationships between the school and daycare center and homes.

Fall 2018

Faculty Mentor: Stacey Allred
Department: Elementary Education
Community Partner: Kidz Korner Child Care Center
Students: Sarah Brandt, Kaitlyn Butler, Kelsey Collins, Claudia Daugherty, Cassie Deakyne, Dakota Dempler, Alexandria Forte, Caroline Friedly, Victoria Goodrich, Grace Pieczynski, Payton Rawlings, Abbie Rooker, Sofia Shine, Melissa Wetter, Hannah Wezensky, Jordan Witmer, Seraphim Muir


In the Fall of 2017 and the Spring of 2018, the project teams created and administered a parent/family needs survey. They also designed and printed a logo for the center. The team promoted and fostered collaborative partnerships between the center and local agencies. They also developed and implemented a professional development session for the staff at Kidz Korner Child Care Center. The ultimate goal of this project was to establish and maintain community connections while strengthening parent/family relationships between the school/daycare center and homes.

Spring 2018

Faculty Mentor: Stacey Allred
Department: Elementary Education
Community Partner: Kidz Korner Child Care Center
Students: Madison Beerbower, Erin Coogan, Cheyenne Fisher, Emily Fontaine, Ania Gonzalez, Kennedy Green, Carly Kirk, Kailyn Lambertson, Tiler Langston, MaKenzie Manship, Mycaela Messer, Rebecca Robbins, Haley Shotts, Chelsie Taylor, Michelle Taylor, Jolie Wariner, Kendra Tessman


Fall 2017

Faculty Mentor: Stacey Allred
Department: Elementary Education
Community Partner: Kidz Korner Child Care Center
Students: Margaret Buettner, Krysta Henson, Sierra Hobbs, Hilda Nieves, Alaina Page, Elaine Shull, Alissa Switzer, Lindsey Turner, Victoria Wheatley, Lilly Wright-Cayetano

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