Children's Champions Awards Ceremony, Dinner and Dancing
Every year in April, the Month of the Young Child, Child Care Resources of Rockland honors a group of individuals for their outstanding service in working with young children and their families in Rockland County. Young children need champions – someone committed to making the world a more caring place, offering them and their families the opportunity to thrive.
Thank you to all of our supporters! Please view the 2018 journal here.
2018 Children's Champions
Phyllis Helbraun Award: Barbara Gavin, Director, Social Services, Rockland Department of Social Services
It Takes a Community Award: Kenneth Zebrowski, New York State Assembly Member
The Dynamic Group Award: Nanuet Family Resource Center and School District
Champion in the Trenches Award: Sabrina Perykasz, Teacher, Jesse Kaplan School, Rockland BOCES
Rookie of the Year Award: Kathleen Calandrella, Teacher's Assistant, Benim Scholastic Academy
Learn More! Children's Champion Award Categories:
The Phyllis Helbraun Award to an individual for a body of distinguished service, over many years, to the early childhood or school age care community. We are looking for someone who has improved the delivery of services for children on a countywide, state, or national level.
It Takes a Community Award to an individual who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of children and families outside of the early care and education community. This nomination should specifically describe how the individual has extended him or herself to make life better for children and families in Rockland.
The Dynamic Group Award to a group of individuals who have worked together as a team to improve the lives of children. This nomination should describe specific outstanding innovative projects and/or programs undertaken by this team. Please list all the team members and their roles.
The Champion in the Trenches Award to an individual who is working directly with children in a classroom, a family child care home or school age care setting. This nomination should describe the candidate’s work with children and how that demonstrates his/her exceptional commitment to giving every child and family the opportunity to thrive. The candidate must have a minimum of five years experience.
Rookie of the Year Award to an individual who has entered the field within the last three years, has shown outstanding ability and demonstrated a commitment to a career working with children. This nomination should describe the candidate’s capabilities with children and evidence of professional growth.
Please join us on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Nyack Seaport, Nyack, New York.
Children's Champions Roster: For a list of past recipients, please see the Children's Champions Roster here.
Advertise Your Business by Placing an Ad in the Commemorative Journal or by Donating an Item or Service for our Raffle: We are looking for businesses to help defray the cost of this dinner so that all early childhood and school age care professionals have the opportunity to attend and celebrate all they do for the children and families of Rockland County.
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