Wake Tech Child Care Instructor Honored for Leadership
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 18, 2010) - Florianna Thompson, an instructor in Wake Tech's Early Childhood Education program, has received the Dorothy B. Graham Child Care Leadership Award from the Child Care Services Association (CCSA). Thompson received the honor at the 9th Annual Triangle Child Care Awards Breakfast on March 5.
CCSA is a nationally-recognized nonprofit working to ensure affordable, accessible, high-quality early care and education for all children and families. It recognized Thompson for her leadership in improving early childhood education in the Triangle.
Thompson has 30 years of experience in the field of child care and has been an instructor at Wake Tech for the past ten years. Prior to joining Wake Tech, she was a program coordinator for Wake County Smart Start. She has a Master's degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Relations.
Thompson serves in various leadership roles in the child care industry:
- She is a member of the Early Childhood Leadership and Policy Network.
- She is a member of the National Advisory Committee for CONNECT (The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge).
- She is a Peer Reviewer for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Thompson is the mother of 3 and lives in Garner.