Tawanda Brown and Dr. Stephenson

NWF Student Recognized Nationally with Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Award

February 26, 2018

NICEVILLE, FL- The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF) recently announced NWF student Tawanda Brown, owner of the Brown Family Child Care Home in Crestview, as a recipient of the 2018 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Award. 

This exemplary early care and education honor is decided from a pool of applicants nationwide.  Brown will receive an award of $1,000 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at a special ceremony at Marriot Courtyard Downtown, Philadelphia, Pa.

There are a total of 50 National Child Care Teacher Award recipients for 2018.  Each recipient of the Terri Lynne Lokoff National Children’s TYLENOL® Children’s ZYRTEC® Child Care Teacher Awards designed an enhancement project that illustrates the educational, social and emotional benefits for the children in their care. With a grant from the awards program, Tawanda will implement her project, Explore More.

Brown stated, “My project is based on the idea of supporting extended playing and learning across multiple domains.  I envision boxes, which would include one or more components in each of these areas: math, science, social-emotional, physical movement, the arts.  Because my children are a mixed-age group I try to provide materials that are open-ended and adaptable for various developmental stages, from simple to complex.  My first box will feature The Mermaid by Jan Brett and Big Al by Andrew Clements.”

“Tawanda continues to prove that the best is her standard,” says Dr. Devin Stephenson, President. “We could not be more proud of her for receiving this well-deserved national recognition.”

Brown has also previously won the SkillsUSA college competition, regional competition and state competition in Early Childcare, and she was the college’s first national gold medalist at the SkillsUSA national competition.