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Early Childhood Educator Wins Award

Edison State College Child Care Center Director Martha Kebhart has earned the Outstanding Member Award from the Lee County affiliate of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC).

 
PRLog - Dec. 29, 2011 - FORT MYERS, Fla. -- December 29, 2011

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR
WINS AWARD


   FORT MYERS, Fla., December 29, 2011 – Edison State College Child Care Center Director Martha Kebhart has earned the Outstanding Member Award from the Lee County affiliate of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC).
The Lee County Association for the Education of Young Children nominated Kebhart for the award, which is presented to one person each year who has played a vital role in the local  association and demonstrated outstanding dedication and work for young children.
   “Martha has been a backbone of our local organization.  She is always available to answer questions, get people involved and keep our local group on track and doing what is right for the children and the staff that take care of them.  She is a professional and models professionalism in the early childhood field,” said JoAnne Fuciu, president of the Lee County Association for the Education of Young Children.
   Martha has worked for Child Care of Southwest Florida since 1977, beginning as a teacher in the classroom, and later serving as an assistant director before becoming director of Edison State College Child Care Center in 2003.
She graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education.  
Edison State College Child Care Center is located on the Lee County campus of Edison State College at 13311 Edison Lane in Fort Myers and is operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.  The center is licensed to care for 139 children from ages 1 to 5.
For more information, call the center at (239) 267-1136 or visit www.ccswfl.org
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About Child Care of Southwest Florida
   Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides child care for 600 children from infancy through age 8 at its six child care centers throughout Lee and Hendry counties.   In addition, the agency conducts training for child care workers, and administers the federal food program for child care centers and family child care homes.  More information is available at www.ccswfl.org.

   About the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children
The Florida Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest organization for early childhood professionals in the state of Florida.  The association’s 3,500 members serve in all levels of early childhood education, working directly with thousands of families with children from birth to age eight, as well as at the high school and college level training teachers.  They teach in approximately 525 publicly funded programs; 450 private, nonprofit schools; 400 private, for-profit child care centers and family child care homes; and 15 corporate on-site child care centers.  For more information, visit www.flaeyc.org.

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