Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) May 13, 2014
LAUP will crown six exceptional preschool teachers across Los Angeles County during its 7th Annual Los Angeles County Preschool Teacher of the Year Awards ceremony on May 27. The recipients include a teacher in San Pedro who volunteers to teach homeless children and a preschool teacher in Lennox who is learning Spanish in an effort to better communicate with her students’ families.
The award honors preschool teachers from each of Los Angeles County’s five supervisorial districts who have gone above and beyond to provide the best possible learning environments and classroom experiences for preschool children. The Long Beach area (District 4) included a tie.
“These are the kind of teachers that children will remember for the rest of their lives,” said Celia C. Ayala, CEO of LAUP, a 10-year-old nonprofit organization that coaches, funds and advocates for quality preschool in LA County. “Teaching is a special calling, and LAUP is excited to be able to recognize the preschool teachers who represent the best in Los Angeles County. There’s no better job than guiding children down a path of success.”
The countywide preschool teacher recognition is a tradition that LAUP launched during the 2007-2008 school year to acknowledge the creativity and hard work of those who teach children at what brain development experts and researchers cite as the most fundamental time in their lives.
This year’s Preschool Teachers of the Year are:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
11:30 a.m. - Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
8th Floor Balcony
1 p.m. – Awards Presentation
Supervisor’s Board Room
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
LAUP has raised the level of quality preschool programs throughout the county by providing preschool funding, advancing teacher training, enriching curricula and creating a safe and nurturing environment for more than 95,000 preschool children at more than 640 preschools in Los Angeles County. LAUP is funded in part by First 5 LA. http://www.laup.net.