Only Three Days Left: Nominate an Outstanding Preschool Teacher

WHO: LAUP is looking for nominations from Los Angeles County communities to honor outstanding preschool teachers who spend their days nurturing and teaching Los Angeles' youngest children.

WHAT: Preschool teachers can be nominated by filling out this simple form, or vising for more information. Each winning teacher is awarded a $2,000 cash stipend through the Elizabeth Lowe / Bob Weekley Award for Excellence in Preschool Teaching endowment, as well as classroom supplies generously donated by Lakeshore Learning Materials. In addition, they will be honored with a celebration luncheon in May at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration and presented with an official scroll from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

WHY: As an organization that is dedicated to moving the needle in quality early care and education, LAUP strives to recognize quality programs that are giving our young learners the developmental skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

WHERE: Nomination forms are completed online: Click here for the nomination form.

WHEN: All nomination forms are due by February 19.

For all questions in regards to the award and nomination process, please contact Ben Bove at

About LAUP

LAUP is a 10-year-old non-profit organization whose mission is to support the development of the whole child, grow a qualified and diverse workforce, and strengthen family engagement. The organization creates and sustains strategic partnerships and advocates for policies that promote access and program excellence. Since 2005, LAUP has prepared more than 115,000 children for kindergarten and beyond by funding, rating and raising the level of quality preschool programs throughout Los Angeles County.

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CONTACT: English Media: Rachael Stoffel 213.416.1207 or Spanish Media: Claudia Sarmiento 213.416.1335 or

Source: Los Angeles Universal Preschool