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Awards for Childcare Educators Nationwide

Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards
The Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards program, administered by First Up, acknowledges the critical role of childcare teachers in providing quality early care and education. Childcare 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 childcare teachers employed in a home, group, or center-based program for a minimum of three years and meet other eligibility guidelines. Fifty selected teachers will each receive a $1,000 grant. Of the 50 teachers, one is selected to receive the Helene Marks Award, which includes an additional $1,000 grant. Applications must be postmarked by January 29, 2021. Visit the First Up website to download the application form.