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Pre-school Teacher Wins National Award

Kori Constein, a preschool teacher at the Children’s Learning Center at Landis Homes, recently received a Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Award.  This award acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality care and education. Child care teachers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and on U.S. military bases and installations around the world were invited to apply. Fifty teachers were selected for their commitment and dedication to the children they serve.

“I am truly honored to be a recipient of this award,” says Constein.  “It has been the highlight of my 8 year teaching career.” 

As a part of the process, each applicant was asked to design a classroom enhancement project for the children they teach illustrating the educational, social, and emotional benefits of the project. A committee of early childhood educators and specialists reviewed the applications. 

Her winning project was titled “The 3 E’s of Science:  Explore, Engage, Experiment.”  The award included a monetary prize some of which is to implement the project and some of which is for the teacher’s personal use.  An award ceremony took place this spring in Philadelphia.    Constein says, “I find great reward in being able to watch a young child’s mind shape, grow and learn on a daily basis.” 

Constein, of Leola, received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from West Chester University, West Chester, PA.

The children’s learning center opened in 2004 and is managed by Hildebrandt Learning Centers. It is located on the Landis Homes retirement community campus at 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz.  Under the guidance of Director Jessica Littleton, the center serves over 50 children from age 6 weeks through preschool. Find more information.