Child Care Teacher Award

Posted by on March 30, 2009

Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Announces Call for Teacher Award Applications
Deadline: December 4, 2009

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation created the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards to acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Child care teachers from all fifty states and the District of Columbia are invited to apply.

As part of the application process, each applicant is asked to design an enhancement project for the children in their classroom illustrating the educational, social, and emotional benefits of the project.

A committee of early childhood educators and specialists will review the applications. Award recipients will receive $1,000 in total — $500 for the teacher’s personal use and $500 to implement the project. The award recipients will also be honored at a special ceremony in early spring and will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Philadelphia area. The top ten qualifiers become finalists for the Helene Marks Award to become the National Child Care Teacher of the Year. The top scorer receives an additional $1,000 award with this honor.

The awards program is open to child care teachers in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and on U.S. military bases around the world. Applicants must be teachers of infant, toddler, or preschool age children. Applicant teachers may work at for-profit, nonprofit, or religiously affiliated programs. Applicants must be employed full-time in a home, group, or center-based program that is fully compliant with local and state regulations for operating child care programs. Applicants must have worked in their current regulated program for a minimum of thirty-six months by December 4, 2009, and have worked a minimum of thirty-two hours a week for twelve months at the same center. Teachers must be with the same children for ten consecutive months.

Visit the TLLCCF Web site for complete program information.

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