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Habitot Children's Museum
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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Winners Announced in Habitot's 3rd Annual "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" Awards

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We are pleased to announce the ten winners in our 3rd annual "Preschool Teachers Make a Difference" Awards. Winners were chosen from a field of over 100 nominees, representing private, parochial, Head Start and state-supported preschools from cities throughout the Bay Area.

This year's winners were chosen by a distinguished panel of judges including: Julie Nicholson, PhD, Director of the Leadership Program in Early Childhood at Mills College and Coordinator of the Bay Area Play Coalition; Angie Garling, Coordinator of the Alameda County Childcare Planning Council; Kelli Tharpe, a 2010 winner and director and teacher at Little Sweet Peas Preschool in San Pablo; and Maha Ibrahim, Senior Field Representative for California Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, 14th district.

The awards ceremony for winning teachers will be held at a "Back to School" celebration event at Habitot on Monday evening, September 26. Mark your calendars! - the community is invited!


Thank you once again to Childcraft ~ School Specialty for sponsoring this year's contest and for and providing $100 gift certificates for each winning teacher. Teachers also receive free field trips and a family membership to Habitot. Nominees of winning teachers receive a 5-Visit Pass.

Congratulations to these winners and nominees:

2011 Preschool Teachers Making a Difference - WINNERS

• Sybille Cohen - Bay Area Kinderstube, Albany
• Valentina Feldman - Holy Family Day Home, San Francisco
• Laura Firpo - Childhaven Preschool, Brentwood
• Elizabeth Jones - The Kids Place of Novato, Novato
• Jia Jun Men - St. Thomas Apostle Preschool and Pre-K Learning Center, San Francisco
• Judy Kahn - Beatie Street Preschool and Kindergarten, Oakland
• Nur Katz - JCC East Bay, Berkeley
• Jim McCaffrey - Rainbow School, Oakland
• Dyanna Nervis -Claremont Day Nursery School, Oakland
• Karen Sweezey - Headstart Program/Hacienda, Fremont

2011 Preschool Teachers Making a Difference - NOMINEES

• Mary Aima - Grand Lake Montessori, Oakland
• Terry Alejo - A Child’s Hideaway, Fremon
• Tony Ayala - Building Blocks Children Center, Concord
• Gianna Babb - Burbank Preschool, San Lorenzo
• Abby Bachanas - Alphabet Soup Preschool, San Jose
• Stephanie Balch-Berntsen - Pasitos Preschool, San Jose
• Karen Baldwin - A Jump Ahead Preschool, Oakley
• Farina Baporia - Letterman Digital Arts Child Care Center, San Francisco
• Carrie Batesol - Little Lambs Ministries, Fremont
• Debbie Booth - Franklin Park Co-Op Preschool, Santa Rosa
• Deserae Bright - Grand Lake Montessori, Oakland
• Mame Cambel-Salin - Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School, San Francisco
• Melissa Catalano - My Play Place, Alameda
• Thelma Chew - Peter Pan School, Alameda
• Erica Chiarucci - JCCSF Brotherhood Way Preschool, San Francisco
• Patricia Clark - Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool, Livermore
• Sybille Cohen - Bay Area Kinderstube, Albany
• Nicole Dettore - Bright Horizons/Letterman Digital Arts, San Francisco
• Lesia Diaz -Seeds of Tomorrow, San Leandro
• Carolynn DiGiuseppi - Carolynn’s Montessori for Toddlers, Petaluma
• Stacey Dorn - Alphabet Soup Preschool, San Jose
• Heather Due - The Little School Tiburon, Tiburon
• Roxana Feirrera - Wawasi Children’s Center, Albany
• Lisa Forsland - Alphabet Soup Preschool, San Jose
• Valentina Feldman - Holy Family Day Home, San Francisco
• Laura Firpo - Childhaven Preschool, Brentwood
• Lisa Fitch - Inch By Inch, Oakland
• Judy Glaeser - St. Anne’s Preschool, San Francisco
• Bonnie Hasson - Bonnie's Playhouse, Sunnyvale
• Jacqueline Hardiman - Rockridge Little School, Oakland
• Paula Hewitson - Holly Park Toddler Playgroup, San Francisco
• Sarah Higgins - JCC East Bay, Berkeley
• Yuri Hinson - Haste Street Child Development Center, Berkeley
• Elizabeth Jones - The Kids Place of Novato, Novato
• Jia Jun Men - St. Thomas Apostle Preschool and Pre-K Learning Center, San Francisco
• Judy Kahn - Beatie Street Preschool and Kindergarten, Oakland
• Gloria Kama - His Growing Grove, Castro Valley
• Nur Katz - JCC East Bay, Berkeley
• Samira Kayyal Abedrabbo - Mission YMCA Preschool Program, San Francisco
• Leta Koerber - Grand Lake Montessori, Oakland
• Irma Lastra - College of Alameda Children's Center, Alameda
• Monica Lecht - Friends of Potrero Hill Nursery School, San Francisco
• Helen Lebert - Beacon Day School, Oakland
• Sidney Leck - Grand Lake Montessori, Oakland
• Gala Lola Natasha - The Little People Preschool, San Francisco
• Mark Maby - Bing Nursery School, Stanford
• Yinyin Mar - Nature’s Gift Preschool, Fremont
• Christine Mari - Monticello Academy, Santa Clara
• Kathleen Marte - Los Amigos, Richmond
• Marisela Mascorro - The Child Unique Montessori, Alameda
• Limor Maymom - Shalom School, San Francisco
• Katy McKay - Mother Earth’s Children Family Child Care, Campbell
• Jim McCaffrey - Rainbow School, Oakland
• Joni Miller - Franklin Preschool, Berkeley
• Dyanna Nervis -Claremont Day Nursery School, Oakland
• Bich Nguyen - Diversity Children’s Center, Newark
• Jennifer Nucum-Reyes - St John Catholic School, San Lorenzo
• Susan O’mara - Susan’s Day Care, Vallejo
• Anne Olson - A Kid's Kingdom, Castro Valley
• Shelley Oosterhouse - North Creek Preschool, Walnut Creek
• Lucilia Ortega - Montessori at Five Canyons, Castro Valley
• Nora Ortega - Crescent Montessori School, Milpitas
• Tarcito Rocha - Heads Up!, San Jose
• Jill Rosenthal - Gan Avraham, Oakland
• Joy Rynearson - Monticello Academy, Santa Clara
• Kathy Saetern - Rockridge Montessori, Oakland
• Joanne Sander - Peter Pan Pre-school at the Church of Resurrection, Pleasant Hill
• Claudia Santos - Smiles Day School, Oakland
• Sarah Schneider - Bay Area Kinderstube, Albany
• Ana Segalini - Fuzzy Caterpillar Preschool, Alameda
• Amy Shank - Growing Circles Preschool, Oakland
• Wendy Smith - Novato Parents Nursery School, Novato
• Karen Sweezey - Headstart Program/Hacienda, Fremont
• Carol Thompson - Mamabear Playcare, Pinole
• Danny Tien - Grand Lake Montessori, Oakland
• Carla Tomaszewski - Petaluma Parent Nursery School, Petaluma
• Stephanie Tran-Trong, International School of the Peninsula, Palo Alto
• Cassandra Wiler - The Child Unique Montessori School, Alameda
• Anne Wijeyaratne - Anne’s Montessori Daycare, Richmond
• Flora Young - Miss Flora Child Care, Fremont

13th Annual Contemporary Art Show of Works by Habitot Tots

ABC 7Live logo Dozens of paintings, sculptures, collages and drawings created at Habitot by children younger than 7 will be on display throughout the East Bay for the next month. A variety of community locations, from civic offices to libraries and community centers have agreed to host the installations. Each year, we receive numerous comments from viewers astounded that such young children could create such pleasing art. The reknown artist Picasso famously said, "It has taken me a lifetime to learn to paint like a child."

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