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Photo of Thersa Byington and YaeBin Kim

Teresa Byington and YaeBin Kim

Two Cooperative Extension associate professors walked away with a national award for their work in Clark County to strengthen child care teachers’ language and literacy teaching practices aimed at improving preschool children’s learning of language and literacy skills.

Teresa Byington, early childhood development specialist, and YaeBin Kim, parenting education and family literacy specialist, received the first place National (and first place Western Region) Early Childhood Child Care Training Award at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session held October 16-19 in Omaha, Nebraska.

More than 500 professionals from across the country attended.

The Early Childhood Child Care Training Award recognizes outstanding child care professional training that addresses the needs of young children birth to 8 years of age.