Kidsville is program of The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park. It began in 2010 as "Kids Corner" an area for children to create & play at our Musicians Corner events in Centennial Park. Since that time, Kidsville has become a stand alone program of The Conservancy, presenting over 100 free education annually in Centennial Park and across Nashville.
Kidsville's mission is to utilize the arts and play to help educate children in the areas of music, nutrition, fitness, and literacy to enhance the development of healthy and successful futures for Nashville's youngest citizens.
Connecting Nashville children and families to enriching opportunities for growth through education, experience, and exploration.
We believe in the intrinsic value of play and provide opportunities for experiential learning, and multi-sensory, object-based exploration. We connect children and families to transformational experiences and ideas in the areas of art, music, nutrition, fitness, and literacy to enhance the development of healthy and successful futures. We support parents, caregivers, educators, community partners, and local artisans in the development of and introduction to local opportunities for our youngest citizens.
THE KIDSVILLE TEAM
Kidsville Program Manager
Kyla Easterday - Kidsville Program and Curriculum Manager
Kyla Easterday manages all Kidsville curriculum, activities, and facilitates the events. Kyla has a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor degree in Family Studies, Human Services, and Early Childhood Education. For the past 16 years Kyla has been an interactive educator, promoting the value of playful exploring in classrooms, family homes,...more
Sara Whittemore - Events Coordinator
Sara Whittemore assists with the Kidsville curriculum execution at Musicians Corner, Saturday's at Parthenon, and community events, as well as Kidsville event set-up of activities. She also handles all volunteering and staffing for Kidsville events. Along with Kidsville, she works alongside the Conservancy's Event Manager and the Parthenon Event Director on special events throughout...more
Conservancy Executive Director
John Tumminello - Centennial Park Conservancy Executive Director
John Tumminello serves as Executive Director of Centennial Park Conservancy and directs the organization's operations, including strategic direction of the Kidsville program. John is also an Adjunct Professor at Lispcomb University's Business School. He and his wife Catherine have a daughter Tessa who loves attending Kidsville events.more