Published On: Mon, Oct 15th, 2012

BabyFACE parent educators honored

The Cherokee BabyFACE program was visited recently by their Parents as Teachers (PAT) Technical Assistance Provider, Joyce West. They received an outstanding report on the work they are completing with families in Cherokee. They were credited highly with providing support for the families, encouraging school readiness, promoting reading daily, and implementing the language and culture into the program.

BabyFACE Proram supervisor is shown with parent educators Jessica Wheatley and Alissa Lambert and Joyce West, Parents as Teachers Technical Assistance Provider. (CCS Photo)

Supervisor Beth Pedersen recently nominated Parent Educators Alissa Lambert and Jessica Wheatley for Outstanding  BabyFACE Parent Educators of the year. Out of 20 tribes across the country, both Lambert and Wheatley received the award along with seven other Parent Educators.  They will be traveling to St. Louis the first week of November for the PAT National Conference to receive special trainings and will be recognized at the conference for their outstanding work with the I3 Grant for Native Families.

“The BabyFACE Program would again like to thank Cherokee School Systems and The Cherokee Preservation Foundation for their support,” said BabyFACE officials.

– BabyFACE Program 

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