Children's Champions Awards Ceremony, Dinner and Dancing
2020 DATE TBA | The Nyack Seaport, Nyack, NY 10960 
5:45 pm Awards Ceremony | 7:00 pm 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. 

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- The 2019 Children's Champions -
Phyllis Helbraun Award: Ileana Eckert, Superintendent, North Rockland Central School District
It Takes a Community Award: Janet Fenton, Director of Children's Program, One to One Learning

The Dynamic Group Award: Youth Services Librarians, Library Association of Rockland County
Champion in the Trenches Award: Donna Dorvil, Infant Lead Teacher, Campus Fun & Learn Development Center
Rookie of the Year Award: Maria Rodriguez Vega, Owner, Growing Together Family Child Care

Learn More! Children's Champion Award Categories:
The Phyllis Helbraun Award is given to an individual for a body of distinguished service, over many years, to the early childhood or school age care community. This award is for someone who has improved the delivery of services for children on a countywide, state, or national level.
It Takes a Community Award is given 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 awardee is an individual who has extended him or herself to make life better for children and families in Rockland.
The Dynamic Group Award is given to a group of individuals who have worked together as a team to improve the lives of children. This team of individuals has undertaken outstanding innovative projects and/or programs.,
The Champion in the Trenches Award is given to an individual who works directly with children in a classroom, a family child care home or school age care setting. The awardee demonstrates his/her exceptional commitment to giving every child and family the opportunity to thrive.
Rookie of the Year Award is given 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. The awardee is especially capable with children and shows evidence of professional growth.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Nyack Seaport, Nyack, New York. Reserve you seats now

Children's Champions Roster: For a list of past recipients, please click here

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