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4C Announces June Sciarra Award Recipient

October 13, 2017

Cindy Wooten Web

Congratulations to Cindy Wooten, recipient of this year's 4C for Children June Sciarra Early Childhood Leadership Award! Cindy has been an early childhood professional for more than 30 years and is currently the director at the five-star rated YMCA Early Learning Center-Valley program located in Roselawn.

The June Sciarra Early Childhood Leadership Award was created by 4C in 2012 to recognize and honor individuals who have made a difference in the lives of young children and families. It is presented annually to one child care program administrator for outstanding service on behalf of young children and families.

To be nominated, a child care program administrator must demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of early childhood education; possess a leadership role in improving child care with high-quality standards, family involvement and advocacy; and improve the quality of life for young children.

In the nomination application, Cindy is described as an advocate for children. She "goes above and beyond for children. As a teacher she spends time focusing on the children that others would [turn away]. She has a loving but firm way to guide those that need extra care. Cindy does whatever it takes to make sure a child has what they need to be successful. In addition to being an advocate for children, she goes beyond that as an advocate for the whole family unit."

This award will be presented at the Leadership and Early Childhood Conference on Oct. 27, 2017, at the Sharonville Convention Center.