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"Preschool Teachers Make A Different"
Annual Rewards & Recognition Contest

Caregiver and Parent CPR Training

Each year, Habitot invites parents, teachers and advocates for early childhood education to join us in recognizing the enormous contributions of preschool teachers in the Bay Area and the importance of a quality preschool experience. Why? Because preschool teachers nurture curiosity and confidence in young children, build their social and emotional skills, inspire their imaginations, and open the doors to lifelong learning.

Habitot’s “PRESCHOOL TEACHERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE” Awards will be given to ten outstanding preschool educators this year. The contest coincides with Habitot’s 16th birthday in April and nominations open during the national Week of the Young Child.

• April 14 Nomination period opens
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> Complete Nomination Online
• May 31 Nominations due by 5 pm
• July 9 Award winners notified
• September 29 ‘Back to School’ Celebration to recognize award winners

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Caregiver CPR Training

Caregiver and Parent CPR Training

Once or twice each year, Habitot offers a FREE CPR and choke-saving certification program for caregivers. Enrollment is limited to first come first served. To inquire about upcoming events, please contact us at 510-647-1111 x11 or

Preschool Art Training

Our Art Reach Program offers on and off-site classes and workshops for preschoolers, teachers and training directors.

Art Reach shares our knowledge about what makes teaching art to young children successful, appropriate and manageable.

We offer off-site children's classes, on and off-site teachers' and directors' training workshops, plus contract presentations, artist-in-residence programs, and ceramic workshops for preschool field trips. For information, please contact us at 510-647-1111 x16 or

Playworker Training

With funding in 2009, from the Life is Good Foundation, Habitot partnered with Project Joy to bring their renowned Playmaker Training program to 30 preschool teachers in the Bay Area. This revolutionary program helps teachers use play to heal and strengthen the lives of children whose lives have been deeply impacted by fear and trauma.

As a founding member of the Bay Area Coalition for Play, which supports teachers, recreation leaders and others in advancing children's play, Habitot may help coordinate future playworker trainings. If interested, please contact us for information at 510-647-1111 x11 or

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