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SSNHC Awards Teacher Education

July 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Education, Press Release

Smart Start of New Hanover County Awards Teacher Education

Teacher Education Matters in Early Childhood Programs

 

Contacts:

Jane Morrow, Executive Director, Smart Start of New Hanover County (910) 815-3731

Krista Turner, Education Services Manager, Smart Start of New Hanover County, (910) 815-3731

Randall Rodman, Assistant Education Services Manager, Smart Start of New Hanover County (910) 815-3731

 

Wilmington – July 6, 2015

 

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council recently published a report that added to the growing body of research pointing to the high level of knowledge and skills required of early childhood teachers.  The report stated that:

 

“Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and education of young children bear a great responsibility for these children’s health, development, and learning.”  (source: http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Reports/2015/Birth-To-Eight.aspx). 

 

Smart Start of New Hanover County initiated a monetary bonus for centers in FY 2015-2016 called Dedication to Education to recognize early childhood programs who employ teachers with high levels of education.  The early childhood sites below received up to $1500 to support quality practices in their program.

 

The following early childhood sites received bonuses for achieving 5, 6, or 7 Education Points on their Star-rated License: 

 

  • A Child’s World: Early Learning Center
  • AAI Pharma Services Learning Center
  • Brighter Day Day Care
  • Carr’s Academy
  • Castle Hayne Elementary
  • CFCC Child Development Center
  • Child Development Center
  • Childcare Network #128
  • Childcare Network #158
  • Childcare Network #159
  • Childcare Network #82
  • Childcare Network #83
  • Children’s Cottage of Wilmington
  • Children’s Learning Center of Wilmington
  • Children’s Learning Center II
  • College Road Early Childhood Center
  • Dorothy B Johnson PreK Center
  • Easter Seals UCP Wilmington Children’s Center
  • Grandma & Grandpa’s Day Care
  • Kids & Company Child Care Center of Henson Dr.
  • Mary Washington Howe Pre-Kindergarten
  • Milestones Learning Center
  • Mustard Seed Ministry Childcare Center
  • Noah’s Ark Children’s Center
  • SPEC #7
  • The Wilmington Preschool of the Arts