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Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL®
National Child Care Teacher Awards

Recognizing the need to raise the status of child care teachers and the need for quality child care, the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF) created the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards. This award acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Child care teachers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and on U.S. Miltary bases and installations around the world are invited to apply. Fifty teachers are selected for their commitment and dedication to the children they serve. Of the top ten recipients, one is selected to receive the Helene Marks Award and is named the National Child Care Teacher of the Year.

As a part of the application process, each applicant is asked to design a classroom enhancement project for the children they teach illustrating the educational, social, and emotional benefits of the project. A committee of early childhood educators and specialists review the applications. Award recipients receive $1,000 - $500 for the teacher's personal use and $500 to implement the project. An award ceremony takes place each spring in Pennsylvania - hotel and transportation are provided for the recipients. The event celebrates the best and the most dedicated child care teachers.

About The Helene Marks Award

The Helene Marks Award is presented to the child care teacher who is selected from among the top ten scoring applicants of the National Child Care Teacher Awards. The recipient receives the Helene Marks Award and the honor of being named the National Child Care Teacher of the Year, and an additional $1,000.

The TLLCCF has proudly presented this prestigious award since 1994.

2015 Terri Lynne LokoffChildren's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards application process is now closed. Winners will by announced by January 31. The 2016 National Child Care Teacher Awards application will be available in early summer 2015.

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The 2015 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards are made possible by the sponsorship of Children's TYLENOL® and Children’s ZYRTEC®.