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WKCTCs Greta Henry Presented Regional Early Childhood Education Award

Greta Henry of Benton recently received the Dr. Nancy Lovett Award for Excellence in honor of her work in early childhood education. Henry is the program coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program (IECE) at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The regional award is presented each year to an early childhood professional who has shown commitment and dedication to promoting a positive impact on young children, families, child care providers and the community through advocacy efforts, professional involvement, educating others and participating in community partnerships. Recipients are nominated by fellow childhood professionals and are recognized during the annual West Kentucky Association for Early Childhood Education Spring Institute conference, which was held at WKCTC last month.

Henry said she was overwhelmed to have been selected for the award because its the highest honor a professional in the early childhood field can receive in western Kentucky. I have been inspired by the founder of the award, Dr. Nancy Lovett, to always strive for the voice of our community's youngest citizens the children, said Henry. My efforts all express my passion and dedication to childhood education. Receiving the award is not just a milestone in my career, but a reflection of the students at WKCTC and area professionals who are making a difference in the lives of young children, families and the community.

Henry, who began working at WKCTC in 2012, has dramatically increased the enrollment in the IECE program to 156 students.

Registration for summer and fall classes at WKCTC is also underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for class offerings. Fall classes begin August 17.