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2014 Teacher Awards Recipients

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Proudly Announces the 2014 Recipients of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards

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Award-Winning Project

Wendy Arnburg Momma Bear Daycare & Preschool Des Moines IA "Building Connections Through Technology"
Christy Bartles The Mustard Seed Early Learnng Center Martinsburg WV Introducing Technology To Our Classroom
Lorena Berube UCP Easter Seals Charlie Gaddy Children's Center Raleigh NC "Media Fun for Kids"
Dana Binette Community Children's Center Storrs CT "Outdoor Music Station"
Winona Anne Brooks Happy Feet Family Child Care Clearwater FL "Imagination:  Smiling Faces to Happy Feet"
Jamie Burns Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Center Vestal NY The Sensory Closet
Claudia Cala Garden of Hope Day Care Center, Inc. West Babylon NY Water-The Secret of Life
Amy Caspersen Wyman* Radcliffe Child Care Centers, Inc. Cambridge MA The Good Grief Project
Sabine Claybrook Mary Lou O'Connor Child Development Education Center Niceville FL Music House
Kori Constein Children's Learning Center at Landis Homes Lititz PA The 3 E's of Science:  Explore, Engage, Experiment
Kristy DeGraaf** The Learning Tree Cedar City UT Sensational Kids:  Developing Mindfulness Through Sensory Experiences
Monica Detweiler Araya Salford Mennonite Child Care Center Lansdale PA xcercising Young Minds Through Multi-cultural Sports"
Kayla Dinsmore Discovery Point Cumming Cumming GA "Fun With Fine Motor"
Bobbie-Jo Dionne South Shore YMCA Learning Center Quincy MA "Hands-On Science Center"
Christine Dise Freedom Valley YMCA Child Development Center Pottstown PA "Get Moving, Get Learning"
Aimee Forsythe Tender Care Learning Center Hermitage PA "Learning With Music"
Chrysanne Foster Tender Care Learning Center Pittsburgh PA "Literacy and Langauge Through the Day"
Jean Goulart Bundle of Joy Preschool Childcare LFFC Hidden Valley Lake CA "Bundle of Joy Community Garden/Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom"
Elizabeth Gould Children's Village Childcare Center Philadelphia PA "Seeing the World Through Their Eyes"
Valerie Halla Westminster Early Childhood Programs Buffalo NY "Enhancing Children's Curiosity"
Erin Haney Tender Care Learning Center Bethel Park PA "Outside Infant Exploration"
Kristin Kruger Cox Children's Center Springfield IL "The World Around Us"
Monica Kuennen Apple Tree Children's Center Clive IA "Language & Literacy"
Tamar Lathrop* Apple Tree Children's Center West Des Moines IA "Exploring the Power of Sensory Play"
Jenny Leeper Miller Ruth Staple Child Development Laboratory Lincoln NE "Creating A Community Connected to Math, Science & Nature"
Freda Lujan Lujan Family Child Care Sun City CA "Mobile Creative Art Center"
Heather Marden Birchwood Day Nursery School Windham ME "Light Up Learning"
Karen Mattison Corning Children's Center Corning NY "Our Map of Diversity"
Michele McDaniel* Michele's House Childcare & Learning Center Earlham IA "Sensational Science…Sparking a Curious Mind"
Brandy Melton Apple Tree Children's Center Johnston IA "123…Math and Me"
Raquel Monserrate The Goddard School Jackson NJ "Book Nook"
Inga Mountain* Montessori Children's House Horsham PA "Light Pad Experience"
Theresa Patsos* Apple Tree Children's Center Middletown CT "Move, Laugh, Learn"
Judy Payne* Integris Hospital/The Children's Place Oklahoma City OK "The Safe Place"
Selena Perry Barksdale AFB Child Development Center Barksdale AFB LA "Babies Just Want to Have Fun"
Kristin Purdon* Perry Nursery School Ann Arbor MI "It's A Small World-Multicultural Languages/One Classroom"
Barbara Quevillon Children's Learning Center Malden MA "The Importance of Physical Activity In the Development of a Young Child"
Rebecca Quigley K-State Center for Child Development Manhattan KS "Under Water Exploration"
Jessie Renaud Apple Tree Children's Center Avon CT "Kids and Calves"
Melanie Scott Bowdoin College Children's Center Brunswick ME "A Natural Place for Infants"
Jessica-Lynn Smith Country Childrens Center Katonah NY "Pre K Project Green"
Kelli Smith Tutor Time Learning Center Glendale Heights IL "The World At Our Fingertips"
Andrea Tallacksen Woods Hollow Chiildren's Center Fitchburg WI "Dancing in the Rain"
Susan Thayer GeoKids Menlo Park CA "Art Studio"
Danielle Troxel* Monkton Country Day Care Monkton MD "Discovering My Emotions"
Victoria Tucher IUPUI Center for Young Children Indianapolis IN "Big Muscle Play in Preschool"
Sheree Tucker Childspace Day Care Center Philadelphia PA "Moving Together"
Colleen Walling Temple Israel Day Schools Tulsa OK "Simple Toys-Home Activity Boxes"
Adrian Weaver Cottonwood Enrichment Center Tucson AZ "Educational Poultry Aviary"
Shelly Welker Patrick Air Force Base Child Development Center Patrick AFB FL "Biosphere"
Amy Wertz Upper Gwynedd Child Learning Center North Wales PA "Infant Sensory Garden"
Paula Wilson* UMOM New Day Child Development Center Phoenix AZ "Discovery Loft"
Kathleen Wolfe Kathy's Kids Home Child Care Minot ND "Garden of Learning"
Justyna Zakrzewska Campus Fun and Learn Child Development Center Suffern NY "Music Experience in the Toddler Classroom"

Kristy DeGraaf, owner of and child care teacher at The Learning Tree in Cedar City, UT is the 2014 Helene Marks Award winner and is named the National Child Care Teacher of the Year!

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