Grants Recognize Child Care Teachers
Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Awards
The Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Awards, sponsored by Children’s Zyrtek, acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Child care teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and on U.S. Military bases and installations around the world are eligible to apply for these awards. Applicants must be full-time child care teachers employed in a home, group, or center-based program for a minimum of three years and meet other eligibility guidelines. As part of the application process, teachers are asked to design an enhancement project for the children in their classroom or home, illustrating the educational, social, and emotional benefits from the project. Fifty selected teachers will each receive a $1,000 grant; $500 to create the project and $500 for the teacher’s personal use. Of the top ten recipients, one is selected to receive the Helene Marks Award, which includes an additional $1,000 award. Applications must be postmarked by December 6, 2013. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application guidelines.