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Sable Kelso’s senior project offers kids fun new way to learn

Sable Kelso helps tots play and learn on the activity board she created to help local children. (Photo courtesy of Treasure Valley Relief Nursery)

ONTARIO – As the children attending the Treasure Valley Relief Nursery head outside to grab some sun, many run to the balance beam on the playground. If cold and windy, the little ones stay inside with many using a new activity board.

Both the beam and the board are the work of Vale High School senior Sable Kelso.

After learning about the nursery from a family member, Kelso started visiting the nursery with two friends last summer. Those visits turned into volunteering the whole summer at a place where lower income families find quality daycare. A non-profit, Treasure Valley Relief Nursery provides classrooms for children 18 months to 6 years, meals and transportation, parent education and early . . .