April 24, 2013
More than 490 child care professionals and supporters of early childhood education filled Ridglea Hills Country Club on April 24 for the sold out, 8th annual Celebration of Child Care Champions dinner and awards ceremony emceed by Lockheed Martin’s Eric Fox.
A champion isn’t always the winner of a competition, but rather someone who has a dazzling skill or fights gallantly for a group of people, or sometimes a group of children.
It’s those champions that Camp Fire will honor with a dinner and awards ceremony on April 24, 2013. The 8th annual Celebration of Child Care Champions will recognize that unsung hero – the early childhood professional – who aids in the raising and development of tens-of-thousands of area children ages birth to five.
Early care and education is the foundation for all future growth. Like the construction of a building, one must begin with a solid foundation. With your help, we can build a strong educational foundation in Tarrant County. That will be a Celebration of Champions!
The Celebration of Child Care Champions was presented in conjunction with the Fort Worth Area Association of Education of Young Children, Educational First Steps and the National Association for Family Child Care Homes.
Recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Child Care Awards*
Denise Collins (not pictured)
Phyllis Jack Moore Professional Development Award
Young Professional of the Year
Family Child Care Provider of the Year
Teacher of the Year
Syble Louise Michell
Administrator of the Year
*The awards presented are based solely on nominations from parents, early childhood educator peers and administrators in Tarrant County.
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