|For Immediate Release:
February 7, 2011
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Spokane Valley teacher featured on cover of NAEYC’s
Teaching Young Children magazine
Nancy Gerber honored in the February/March issue of Teaching Young Children, a national magazine that celebrates and supports preschool educators
(Spokane Valley, Wash.) – Nancy Gerber, a longtime family child care provider in Spokane Valley and NAEYC member, is currently featured on the February/March cover of Teaching Young Children (TYC) magazine. TYC, which is published five times a year by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), provides valuable, research-based content that preschool teachers use in their work with children and families.
Gerber appears on the cover of the magazine and in a corresponding interview in which she discusses how she became a family child care provider, her program, and her future goals. Her interview is part of a series on excellent educators chosen to appear on the cover of TYC, which is distributed to 45,000 readers nationwide.
Gerber has been a family child care provider for 35 years and currently runs the Little House for Little People at her home in Spokane Valley. She is an active member of the Eastern Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC), and she also serves as the president of the family child care chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving to be featured,” said Margie Carter, the Seattle-based author and early childhood education consultant who nominated Gerber to appear in the magazine. “Nancy is a remarkable, dedicated family child care provider who has an outstanding reputation in her community. She is a true advocate for children, family child care, and the early childhood education profession.”
Gerber strives to create a warm, homelike environment for the young learners in her care. A veteran educator, she often finds that children she has taught return as adults to place their own children in her program. She says she plans to work as a family child care provider as long as she is inspired by children and continues to learn from them.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.