The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF) is proud to announce that Lynn Lubben, a pre-school teacher at the St. Ambrose University Children's Campus, received the 2019 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Award. This exemplary early care and education teacher was selected from a pool of applicants nationwide. Lubben received an award of $1,000 May 11 at a special ceremony in Philadelphia.
There were 50 National Child Care Teacher Award recipients for 2019. Each recipient of the Terri Lynne Lokoff National Children's TYLENOL® Children's ZYRTEC® Child Care Teacher Awards designed an enhancement project that illustrates the educational, social and emotional benefits for the children in their care. With a grant from the awards program, Lynn will implement her project, Magnetic Wall. Lubben stated that "This project will be beneficial to the children in my class as well as the other children in our center. It will solve the problem we have been having with making a water wall that will last and will open the doors to endless opportunities for children to use strategies involving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills."
A committee of national early childhood educators and experts reviewed and scored the applications. Each recipient receives a $1,000 award: $500 to implement their proposed project and $500 to acknowledge their dedication.
Dating back to the inception of the Teacher Awards program in 1994, the TLLCCF, with the inclusion of the 2019 recipients, will have presented 1044 awards totaling more than $1,005,000 to early care and education teachers and providers for their dedication and excellence.
Child care teachers are being recognized for the important role they play in providing the first learning opportunities for young children. Children attend an early care and education program from as young as 6 weeks of age to five years old. The teachers, particularly those honored as our national award winners, are respected professionals. Their curriculum-based lesson plans are designed to further children's natural creativity and stimulate curiosity to explore. Teachers play a vital role in the development of children. They introduce children to reading and writing, expanded vocabulary, creative arts, science, and social studies. They use games, music, artwork, films, books, computers, and other tools to teach concepts and skills.
When teachers have done their jobs well, they will have instilled a life-long love of learning in their young charges.
About The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation
The TLLCCF has been working for 32 years to make America better by improving early care and education. The Foundation has dedicated its resources to improving the quality of child care for children and supporting and elevating the status of child care teachers and providers. TLLCCF is a nonprofit, nonsectarian 501(c)(3) organization established in 1987 by Kay and Fred Lokoff to honor the memory of their daughter Terri Lynne Lokoff, a devoted child care teacher who died tragically in an automobile accident. The Foundation continues the work of Terri Lynne and those who work in the field of early care and education to ensure that every child has an opportunity to attend a high-quality child care program.
For additional information about the Foundation or the National Child Care Teacher AwardsTM, please visit www.TLLCCF.org or call 610-992-1140.