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NVAEYC's 2019 Scholarship Winners!

NVAEYC is very proud to present our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to the individual and center winners! We salute you and your efforts to promote Quality Early Learning!

Academic Scholarships:
Beth Posey, Director and Four year old teacher at Calvary Children’s School.

Attending NOVA for AA in Early Childhood Education 

Chevontae Lucas, Teacher at Greater Mount Vernon Head Start.

Attending GMU for BA in Human Development and Family Science

Martina O’Bryan, Teacher at Falls Church-Mclean Children’s Center.

Attending GMU for BA.

CDA Scholarship:
Maria Gallagher Scholarship
Shana Whitney, Infant teacher at Primrose School of Reston

Professional Development Scholarships:
Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center
Crystal Jean, Executive Director
Teaching Strategies “Using Your Observation of Children to individualize Instruction”

workshop for all 25 staff plus another center for a total of 50 participants.

Scholarship will help to defray cost.

United Christian Parish Preschool
Amelia Clark, Director
Piloting a four-week nature summer camp program based on the “Forest Concept”

and will register staff to attend Wolf Trap Institute professional development

workshop support knowledge in nature based programming.


Three categories of scholarships are available:

  • Academic (for those currently pursuing a degree with an emphasis in early childhood education), $500.00

  • CDA Assessment or Credential Verification - Maria Gallagher Memorial Training Scholarships (for those who are ready to apply for their verification visit or final verification of another early childhood credential), $425.00

  • Professional Development - Joan Zimmerman Memorial Professional Development Scholarship (for early childhood programs wishing to carry out the professional development plan of their licensed or regulated center or family child care home), $500.00

CDA Assessment/

Credential Verification

Professional Development

Return in 2020 for our next

installments of scholarships

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