Shining stars

. January 31, 2013.

Early learning experiences are critical for every child. A recent study shows that the connections made in a child’s brain from birth to age six are of the utmost importance. Our community has been blessed with many shining stars who touch the lives of children with their care. Every year, the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children’s Toledo Chapter invites co-workers and parents to submit a one page letter explaining why an exceptional teacher or caregiver they are nominating is a “Shining Star.” Honorees are selected from a variety of categories including special education, administration, kindergarten through third grade teachers and home care providers. The nomination deadline is Monday, March 14. All nominees and winners will be honored at a special Shining Star event on Tuesday, May 3. Official nomination forms are available on pg 13 or at