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2013 Teacher Awards Recipients

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Proudly Announces the 2013 Recipients of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards

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Award-Winning Project

Lisa Bauer Butler County Children's Center Butler PA "Science Area Improvement"
Carole Caffentzis A Caterpillar Preschool and Childcare New Port Richey FL "Caterpillars' Nature Tracks"
Sandra Cole* Sandra Kay Cole Family Child Care Springfield IL "Yoga For Kids, Making Exercise Fun"
Leanne Couture Central Baptist Day Care Center Hartford CT "Geocaching"
Robyn Daniels Paley Learning Center Philadelphia PA 'Grow Healthy Food For A Healthy You"
Joanne DeMarco Bona Vista Programs, Inc. Kokomo IN "Down the Farm"
Melissa Dickson Small World Childcare Center New Glarus WI "Small World of Science"
Alison Domangue The Goddard School Jackson NJ "I Love Literacy"
Michelle Duplin Richard A. Battles Day Care Center Hartford CT "Amazing Books"
Kelly Durnbaugh Prime Time Chidlrens Center Owings MD "Language & Literacy Classroom"
Brenda Eden Lutheran Social Services Child's First Janesville WI "My Aquarium at Eye Level for Infants"
Debra Emili Tender Care Learning Center New Kensington PA "Infant Playis Sensory Play"
Amy Garbarino-Tate Montessori Academy of Naples Naples FL "Magic Tree House Hardcover Classroom Library"
Sinsery Gardner* Perry Nursery School Ann Arbor MI "Integrating Sensory Activities in the Daily Routine"
Joanna Gebel Apple Tree Children's Center East Granby CT "Growing Plants and Young Minds"
Diane George Calvary Baptist Children's Learning Center Norristown PA "A New Reading Center"
Naomi Goldstein Concordia Place Chicago IL "Tots Get Physical"
Pauline Golinski The Goddard School Auburn MA "An Infant Secret Garden"
Bethany Graham Tender Care Learning Center Clairton PA "Science Exploration"
Lisa Hester* Tender Care Learning Center Pittsburgh PA "Fun and Active"
Erin Holleran Owens Community College Child Care Center Toledo OH "Opportunities for Focused Energy"
Melissa Hotaling Viking Child Care Center Troy NY "Science, Please!"
Lisa Janis** Lindbergh Early Childhood Education St. Louis MO "Using Music and Movement to Show Our True Colors"
Chelsea Johnston-Bernstein Educational Playcare Windsor CT "Little Garden Learning Center"
Susan Keller Christian School for the Young Years Cape Girardeau MO "Light Exploration"
Rebekah King Tender Care Learning Center Pittsburgh PA "A Hop, Skip & A Jump towards A Healthy Lifestyle"
Kiley Kline* Tender Care Learning Center Pittsburgh PA "Toddler Room Light Table"
Margaret Kocher Kocher Childcare Holts Summit MO "The Science Squad: Explore, Expand, Apply"
Darci Kuhns Apple Tree Children's Center Clive IA "Rock 'N Rattle Around the World"
Rachelle Landis Salford Mennonite Child Care Center Harleysville PA

"Transprotation to the Outdoor Classroom"

Kelly McKay Bright Horizons Family Solutions Albany NY "Science Rocks!"
Roberta Morgan Apple Tree Children's Center West Des Moines IA "It Just Clicks...Computer Time That Really Matters"
Ellen Judith Nagle Alliance JCC Early Childhood Center Providence RI "Through a Child's Eye: Capturing the World Around Them Through Photography"
Gloria Nwabueze Lancaster Day Care Center Lancaster PA "Post Office in Dramatic Play Area"
Ruth Offenback* Lassin Early Learning Center Philadelphia PA "Using Tablets..."
Sheila Peters Freedom Valley YMCA Early Learning Center Royersford PA "One Book, Two Book, Red Book, Blue Book"
Mary Pierick UW Madison Preschool Lab Madison WI "iPads: Tools to Support children with Disabilities"
Elizabeth Pirillo* Apple Tree Children's Center West Des Moines IA "Growing a Classroom Community"
Bailey Reed* Community Day School Cape Girardeau MO "Toddler Activity Boards"
Ashley Rench Apple Tree Children's Center Norwalk IA "Let's be Proactive on Getting Active"
Donna Rhoten Donna's Learning Center Star ID "Outdoor Learning Environment"
Holly Rosa Apple tree Children's Center Hamden CT "You Won't Be Bored With Our Book Club"
Terra Sapp Tree House Early Learning Center Cortez CO "The World of Math and Science in Our Classroom
Lori Saul Tender Care Learning Center Pittsburgh PA "Water and Sand are Grand"
Jennifer Schemelin All God's Children Learning Center Golden Valley MN "Woodland Band-Outdoor Music Classroom
Megan Sieverding Apple Tree Children's Center Iowa City IA "Art Exploration"
Jennifer Sroka Children's Village Philadelphia PA "The Gravity Wall"
Penny Statham Discovery Point Cumming Cumming GA "Infant Sensory Integration Center"
Kelly Suzick Four Directions Family Center Minneapolis MN "Abinoojiyensag-The Little Babies-Ojibwe Language"
Kayla Thiele The Nurtury Medina OH "Start A Beat"
Melissa Tucker Live & Learn Early Learning Center Lee NH "Toddler Outdoor Classroom"
Janelle Yousef* Bright Horizons Family Solutions Phoenix AZ "Our World"

*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.

**Lisa Janis, Lindbergh Early Childhood Center, St. Louis, MO, is the 2013 Helene Marks Award recipent as National Child Care Teacher of the Year.