Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) April 28, 2014
Ilene Meister, director of the Early Childhood Education at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore in Owings Mills will accept the Abilities Network Program Partner Award on May 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland. Each year, Abilities Network presents awards to individuals, businesses and organizations that have created significant partnerships with the agency.
Ilene Meister and colleagues at the JCC began collaborating with Abilities Network’s Project ACT, (All Children Together), two years ago in order to identify and work proactively with children with developmental, social, emotional, behavioral, or physical concerns. The ACT program assists parents and teachers to develop and see through a plan of action specific to their child’s needs. This collaboration ensures that each child has an advocate and is successful in the Early Childhood Education center at the JCC.
Sharon Huffman, Director of Project ACT states, “this year we are nominating Ilene for the Program Partner Award because she and her staff have been so wonderful to work with and the initiatives they have taken to use the resources Project ACT has provided and to support so many young children shows what can be done when a director is committed to inclusive practices.”
“This program gives every child in our center the chance to learn, succeed, and have fun. This ongoing relationship has been such a joy for me and for my staff. We are all learning together and I am so honored to be receiving this award,” says Ilene Meister, Director of Early Childhood Education.
The Jewish Community Center and Abilities Network plan to continue this successful relationship with the goal of helping all young children acquire the skills necessary to enter school ready to succeed. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Abilities Network.
For more information on the JCC Early Childhood Education:
About Project ACT: Project Act (All Children Together) provides child care centers, Head Start Programs, family care providers, and preschool to elementary school classrooms with support in fostering school success and healthy development for all children.