Because Children Matter: Honoring Louisiana Caregivers »»»Published: June 02, 2009

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On June 4th, 2009, eight caregivers were recognized for their exemplary service to children by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, KCET public television in Los Angeles, and the series A Place of Our Own / Los Niños en Su Casa. These caregivers were singled out by experts in early childhood education for their abilities to meet the physical, emotional and educational needs of the children through daily routines, age-appropriate curriculums and a nurturing philosophy of care.

These honorees have carved out a place in their homes and their hearts for the children in their care. Hear their stories and see what sets them apart from the rest in this 30-minute hi-definition program.

Here are the Honorees:

•Velma Barnes of Baton Rouge
•Bernadette Huntsberry Broussard of Kaplan
•Angela P. Byrd of Alexandria
•Marnetta Larrimer of Bossier City
•Stephanie McGee of Farmerville
•Stephanie A. Myers of West Monroe
•Darlene Savoy of Carencro
•Letitia Smith of Lake Charles


A Place of Our Own airs weekdays statewide at 5:30AM on LPB and 12:30 PM on LPB2 while Los Niños en Su Casa airs weekdays at 5:30AM on LPB2. The Peabody and Parents Choice Award-winning shows provide information and outreach activities for people who care for young children. (Click here to visit the KCET site.)

  

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