PSU’s Child Development and Family Center Wins Prestigious Award

April 14th, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Plymouth State University’s Center for Young Children and Families (CDC) has received the Margaret Leitch Copeland Award from the New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children (NHAEYC). The awards go to programs that demonstrate commitment to providing a high quality early childhood education and a commitment to support professional development. The CDC was chosen for maintaining a highly qualified staff that offers a superior learning experience. PSU Provost Dr. Julie Bernier believes the award is richly deserved.

“This award is a direct reflection on the leadership of the Child Development Center Director, Karen Sanders and the CDC staff,” said Bernier. “They are dedicated to providing a high-quality education for the children and a wonderful learning experience for our early childhood education students. I am very pleased they were recognized in this manner for their work”

PSU was among 12 New Hampshire-based early childhood education programs to go through the NHAEYC Academy reinvention process that was launched two years ago. This award was created last year to honor Margaret Leitch Copeland, a leader who has given much to the children of N.H.

Child Development Center Director Karen Sanders said the staff works hard and she’s glad their efforts have been rewarded.

“We are very excited, as Margaret Leitch Copeland is a real leader in New Hampshire in her work with young children and receiving an award in her name is indeed an honor,” said Sanders.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or Bruce Lyndes