Elaine Krause Award
This award is named after Elaine Krause, a mentor, teacher, and advocate in the field of early childhood education for decades. Elaine has been a source of perserverance in spite of challenges, inspiring many to achieve their goals in their profession.
This award is given to a child care provider who has grown in the field of early childhood by achieving a CDA or degree while continuing to work in child care, by growing their facility to meet the demands of their community, or by adapting their program to meet the needs of the families served in their community.
The award is presented annually at the Honoring The Profession event for early childhood providers in Dallas.