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2011 Teacher Awards Recipients

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Proudly Announces the 2011 Recipients of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards

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Monica Aston "Great Exploration-An Around the Room Sensory Experience" Tender Care Learning Center Pittsburgh PA
Christopher Boehm "Windows to Nature:  Growing with Observations of Native Plants and Wildlife" The Respite Center Madison WI
Zandra Bostwick "Soothing Sights and Sounds" West Point Child Learning Center Lansdale PA
JoAnn Clarke "Basement Light Bright Project" JoAnn's Helping Hands Sterling Heights MI
Marcy Cram   "Gross Motor Enhancement" Addison County Parent Child Center Playlab Middlebury VT
Kathy Culbertson "Early Language/Literacy Enhancement Project" Methodist Family Child Care Center Peoria IL
James Dettmer* "Awesome Art Center" Rainbow Station Three Chopt Preschool Richmond VA
Todyanna Frakes "Welcome to the World of Science and First Discoveries" Apple Tree Children's Center West Des Moines IA
Debra Geller* "The Kindness Kiosk" Children's Village Child Care Center Philadelphia PA
Kay Geurts "Active Earlier" Encompass Early Education and Care De Pere WI
Bibi Saarah Hack "The Listening Center" REM Learning Center Miami FL
Jennifer Hagen "Discover Pause Places" Woods Hollow Children's Center Fitchburg WI
Tabitha Hall* "Infant/Toddler Area Improvement" ABC 123 Daycare Baxter TN
Diane Holzlein "Play's The Thing" The Goddard School Jackson NJ
Laura Konarski "Project Recyle 7 ReUse" Learning Land Daycare Chester NY
Trudy Lackner** "A Ray of Light" The Children's Corner Group Family Child Care Poughkeepsie NY
Kathy Lauwers "Natural Enhancement of our Outdoor Environment" Owens Child Care Center Laboratory School Toledo OH
Kashonda Lawrence "Teensy Weensy Yoga Project" LULAC Head Start, Inc., Fay Miller Center New Haven CT
Esther Lebron "The World at our Fingertips" Connecting for Children and Families-Hope Street Child Care Center Woonsocket RI
Brooke Lovell "The Worlds Window Library" Apple Tree Children's Center Granby CT
Maribeth McManus "Let's Kick Off Our Shoes and Get Movin" Tender Care Learning Center Pittsburgh PA
Jennifer Miller "Fun In the Sun-Or Not" Apple Tree Children's Center Urbandale IA
William Morris* "The Back Up Plan" Apple Tree Children's Center Johnston IA
Patti Olsem "Let's Get Cooking" Pleasant Prairie Renaissance School Pleasant Prairie WI
Terri Palser "Blocks Transformation" Kinder Care Learning Centers Irving TX
Rachel Porter "Sing Me A Song" Calvary Childcare Center Golden Valley MN
Jaime Price "Developmental Documentation" Discovery Corner Daycare Center Elkins WV
Laura Prunier* "Creating Inclusive Environments for Children With Allergies and Medical Conditions" The Goddard School Auburn MA
Rebecca Reeves "What A Wonderful World" Central Presbyterian Child Development Center" Fort Smith AR
Michelle Roeszler "Learning Through Moving and Grooving" Little Explorers Family Daycare Fargo ND
Stephanie Scala "Science Can Inspire Exciting New Creative Experiences for Toddlers=SCIENCE" Apple Tree Children's Center Hamden CT
Christina Scatchell "A Year in the Life" Apple Tree Children's Center Avon CT
Brittney Sharp* "Literacy Intergration" Apple Tree Children's Center Iowa City IA
Pamela Sharp "Our Overall Garden" Pam's Group Child Care Home Nashville TN
Tina Sheldon "Art Therapy for Preschool Children" Epworth Preschool Hollywood FL
Blue Shibler* "Tlingit Language and Culture Study" The Discovery Preschool Juneau AK
Allison Soucy* "Let's Build" Educational Playcare Farmington CT
Kimberly Stahl* "Little Bugs Clean and Learn" Little Bugs Daycare Indian River MI
Jeanne Starich-Koepp "Multi-Cultural Weaving Our Lives" La Petite Academy Madison WI
Katie Streiff "Busy Fingers, Busy Toes" Tender Care Learning Center Pittsburgh PA
Michelle Sullivan "Science is Magic!" Nonotuck Community School Florence MA
Lisa Tahara "Language and Literacy Through Story Retell" Kibo Child Development Center APO AP
Michelle Tollefson "Jolly Phonics" University of Wisconsin-Platteville Children's Center Platteville WI
Mary Ellen Tremelling "You've Got To Have Friends" Play Care Fitchburg WI
Angie Vinson "Just Imagine…" Let Them Be Little Family Child Care Ellsworth AFB SD
Amanda Webber "Investigation Station" Brewster Child Development Camp Lejeune NC
Holly Werkheiser "To Enhance Outside Play" Volunteers of America Children's Center Allentown PA
Jennifer Winterle "Establishing a Connection Between School and Home Through Technology" Lassin Early Learning Center Philadelphia PA
Elishelah Wright "Success Through Effort" Shantivanam Children's Community Encinitas CA
J'Lane Zamora "Exploration and Discovery Science Center" Rocking Horse Daycare Center Carrizozo NM

*The top ten scorers of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards and are eligible to apply for the Helene Marks Award and to be named the National Child Care Teacher of the Year.

** Trudy Lackner, The Children's Corner Group Family Child Care, Poughkeepsie, NY is the 2011 Helene Marks Award Recipient and is named the National Child Care Teacher of the Year.