Anne-Marie Twohie Honored By NVAEYC

Fairfax County Department of Family Services Office for Children Director, Anne-Marie Twohie, has been selected to receive the 2011 Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC) award for outstanding service to young children.

The annual award recognizes an individual who is making a significant and enduring contribution to the children of our community.

Quality service

Under Twohie’s leadership, the Office for Children provides programs that support and promote high quality services for children and families, including Child Care Assistance and Referral; School Age Child Care; Head Start/Early Head Start; the regulation of family child care homes; the Virginia Preschool Initiative; and school readiness and professional development initiatives that support the early childhood workforce.

Twohie is being recognized as an innovative leader who works to encourage strong public policies at the state and local level so that children and their families have the best opportunities to thrive and be successful.

“I am extremely honored to receive this recognition from the Northern Virginia early childhood community, whose dedication and service to children and families I greatly respect,” Twohie said.

The 2011 award will be presented at the NVAEYC fall conference this Saturday, October 15 at the Fairfax County Government Center.

NVAEYC is an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and its nearly 1,000 members are early childhood teachers, administrators, parents and family child care providers.