In 1994 Kay and Fred Lokoff launched the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Teacher Awards to honor their daughter Terri who was a devoted childcare teacher. The Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of outstanding early care and education teachers and bring attention to the critical role these teachers play in the lives of young children.
Early childhood teachers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and on U.S. Military bases and installations around the world are invited to apply.
About the Award:
Up to fifty teachers win each year.
Each award recipient will receive:
A $1,000 cash prize
Opportunity to connect with peers and exchange ideas
Ongoing professional development and program enrichment opportunities
One teacher will also be selected as the winner of the Helene Marks Award+ and bestowed with the honor of being named National Early Education Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year will receive an additional $1000 cash prize.
The 2022 Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards Celebration will be held virtually during the weekend of April 29-30, 2022.
*As of 1/4/22, the Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
+The Helene Marks Award winner is determined from the Top 10 application scorers of the 50 recipients. Applications are scored from a rubric.
The application deadline has been extended! Applications are now due February 11, 2022.
Have questions or difficulty with the application? Please contact Jessica Feng, Meetings and Events Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org