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Nanny Rose Teaches Table Manners for Children at GCU

Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 3, 2010—Nanny Rose brings her table manners and proper etiquette back to Georgian Court University to teach children the proper ways of dining at home, in restaurants, or in more formal affairs. This fun and fast-paced show provides lots of laughs as your little ladies and gentlemen learn in a relaxed, entertaining atmosphere.

Nanny Rose and her domestic Olivia will hold two weekend performances, Saturday. March 13, and Sunday, March 14, both at 1:00 p.m. in the Mansion on the Lakewood campus. The show is designed to teach both boys and girls, aged 5 to 12, the proper ways of setting a table, sitting nicely at the table with the family, serving and passing dishes, and using the proper utensils when needed.

“This is a really fun way for children to learn what to do at the dining room table, and not just at a restaurant, but at home, too,” says Alexis Jankowski, a special events coordinator at Georgian Court.

“Often, parents tell us that the program really hits home with kids because it’s not just about mommy telling them to keep their elbows off the table or their feet on the floor,” says Ms. Jankowski. “The children who attend are engaged, and even as they laugh, they’re learning.”

The university has hosted the production several times over the last six years, and the response from parents has been overwhelmingly positive. The show continues to keep pace with cultural changes in society, too. In addition to learning about general etiquette, Nanny Rose also addresses the use of cell phones, videogames and electronic toys at the table.

A light meal is served after the show, and students get to put their etiquette skills to use.

“In the end, you can see that they remember what Nanny Rose has taught them, and they take those lessons home with them,” says Ms. Jankowski.

Tickets are $15 for children and $10 for adults; this includes the 90-minute interactive show and light lunch. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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