Outstanding Baby Advocate Award

Think Babies™ NC: Outstanding Baby Advocate Award

Presented to an individual, organization, business, and local or state policymaker who has increased public awareness or promoted programs and policies for babies and their families in North Carolina.

At the Think Babies™ Think Tank and Celebration on February 24, the Think Babies™ NC Alliance will recognize individuals, organizations, businesses, and policymakers who have increased public awareness or promoted programs and policies to make a difference for North Carolina’s infants, toddlers, and families.

The criteria for selection included:

  • Raising public awareness of issues facing infants, toddlers, and their families
  • Engaging local advocates and building advocacy skills among early educators, parents, and community leaders
  • Informing and connecting with policymakers about the importance of focusing on babies
  • Taking direct action to advocate for the needs of infants, toddlers, and their families with local or state legislators
  • Creating new initiatives focused on infants, toddlers, their families, and their educators
  • Making babies a top priority in your community

We are excited to announce the 2020 Outstanding Baby Advocate Award Winners!

State and Local Policymakers:

Rep. Josh Dobson and Rep. MaryAnn Black
Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commissioner

State Organizations:

Child Care Services Association
MomsRising

Community Champions:

Cassandra Brooks
Crystal Kelly and the Watauga Children’s Council
The Partnership for Children of Johnston Council
The Randolph Partnership for Children


2020 Outstanding Baby Advocate Award Nominees:

Alliance for Children
Ashe Partnership for Children
Ashley Marlow
Dr. Frances Jones
Dr. Lanier DeGrella
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Elizabeth Winer
EQuIPD
Ginger Young and Book Harvest
Greg Borom
Krycya Rojas and Thriving at Three
Michelle Kennedy
Norma Honeycutt and Partners in Learning
Rockingham Partnership for Children
Rosemarie Vardell
Smart Start of New Hanover County
The North Carolina Partnership for Children

Read about the Award Winners

coming soon!

Read about the Award Nominees

coming soon!