Joann Gansen, Child Development Home Provider in Dubuque County, will receive the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children (Iowa AEYC), Friend of Young Children Award on October 6, 2018.
Iowa AEYC grants this award annually to a person who has made significant contributions on a statewide level to improving the quality of care and education of young children by demonstrating outstanding service or achievement. Selection criteria of the award winner involves being an Iowa AEYC member, making notable contributions in the field of early care and education in Iowa, support of Iowa AEYC, volunteer efforts that make a positive difference in meeting the needs of young children and/or their families, service or achievement for children ages prenatal to age eight, outstanding support of the workforce, and/or a history of service to Iowa AEYC at the state or local level.
Award winners will be formally announced at Iowa AEYC’s Fall Institute. The awards presentation itself is scheduled for Saturday, October 6 starting at 11:45 a.m.