Recognizing excellence in child care

In 1999, 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care established the Marian Baker Award for Excellence in Child Care in memory of longtime friend and board member Marian Baker. The award is designed to recognize an individual who possesses the dedication and passion Baker exemplified in her role as teacher, board member and child advocate.

The public is invited to submit nominations. The nominee must work in an early childhood education program, included but not limited to child care centers and family day care homes, within the counties of DeKalb, Ogle, Lee, Carroll, Whiteside or McHenry. The recipient will receive a $250 stipend.

Nomination packets can be requested by contacting Sylvia at 815-758-8149 or 800-848-8727, ext. 221, or visit the 4-C website at All nominations must be received in the 4-C office no later than 4:30 p.m. April 4. The award will be presented at the 4-C Annual Meeting on April 22.

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