Child Care Council Inc., a nonprofit that connects families with quality child care, recently honored child care providers with its annual Start Bright Impact Awards.
The Impact Awards go to providers exemplifying the critical roles that high-quality child care and early education play in the lives of young people.
Provider honorees were Andrea McMillian, a child care teacher at Brockport Child Development Center; Nikki Phillips, a child care teacher at Creative Environment Children’s Learning Center in Wayne County; Erin Roth and Kathy Smits, co-teachers at Penfield Village Nursery School; and Amy Yencer, who operates a school-age program in Mount Morris, Livingston County.
The Council recognized state Assemblywoman Jamie Romeo, D-136th District, as its Distinguished Civic Leader of the Year for being a champion of child care issues on the state and local levels.
St. Ann’s Community received the Innovative Employer of the Year for providing free summer camp for its employees’ children. Michelle Dwyer and Triciajean Jones accepted the award on behalf of St. Ann’s.
Honorees received their awards during the Start Bright Gala at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford.