Anne-Marie Twohie Honored by NVAEYC

Anne-Marie NVAEYC award

Caption: OFC Director Anne-Marie Twohie (left)
with NVAEYC board members.

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services Office for Children Director, Anne-Marie Twohie, has received the 2011 Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children award for outstanding service to young children. This annual award recognizes an individual who is making a significant and enduring contribution to the children of our community.

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 has been 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 was presented at the NVAEYC fall conference on 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.

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