Early Childhood Excellence Awards

Research confirms that high-quality early childhood education is a critical component of K-12 success. That’s why Monroe Smart Start recognizes the exceptional work of our community’s early childhood educators! Every year during the Week of the Young Child, Monroe Smart Start hosts the Early Childhood Excellence Educator Awards.

Awards are given to early childhood educators that demonstrate high-quality care, collaboration, and a commitment to both addressing school readiness and improving the quality of early childhood education in Monroe County.

2019 Early Childhood Excellent Educator Award recipients:

2019 Excellent EducatorsEarly Childhood Site
Kate AllanRise and Shine Child Care
Melissa BowersMCCSC Early Learning
Katie BrodyIndiana University Campus Children’s Center
Darian BrummettPenny Lane West
Natalie BzdylSCCAP Head Start
Amy CalvertMCCSC Early Learning
Katelyn DeckardCompass Early Learning Center – Downtown
Nancy DorantesBloomington Center for Global Children
Sandra DowningCovenant Christian Early Learning Place
Vanessa Fenker-SnyderCampus View Child Care Center
Kate GehringerThe NEST at New Hope
Sunshine GeiselSCCAP Head Start
Jennifer GeorgeSCCAP Head Start
Mary GeorgeSCAAP Head Start
Kathy GuardonLove & Learn Preschool & Daycare
Tamara HallettChildren’s Corner Cooperative Nursery School
Rachel HancockBloomington Developmental Learning Center
Jamie HendricksonCovenant Christian Early Learning Place
Seda JacksonCompass Early Learning Center-North
Donna KonstanskiSt. Marks Nursery School and Kindergarten
Kristen LevatoLevato’s Little Ones
Jessica MackieJill’s House Intergenerational Preschool
Mia ParkerImagine Daycare
Brittany PiersonRainbow Child Care Center
Abigail RayChildren’s Village Child Development and Education
Constance RomineMCCSC Early Learning
Teresa WynnSCCAP Head Start
Christina YounghansHoosier Courts Nursery School