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SOURCE Opening Minds USA
CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Opening Minds USA, the premier resource for early childhood professionals and organizations who educate and care for young children, will announce the winner of its Innovation Award at the Opening Minds USA Conference & Expo on Friday January 31, 2014, 7pm, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel. Follett Early Learning is the sponsor of this year's award ceremony.
The Opening Minds Innovation Award, a signature Opening Minds USA event, honors individuals and organizations throughout the nation whose innovations advance the field of early childhood care and education. This year we also have a finalist from the U.K.
A panel of early education experts and entrepreneurs including Azin Mehrnoosh, founder and chairman of CauseLabs and Nick Inzucchi, Interaction Designer at IDEO, selected the final top 10 nominees on December 20th.
During the awards ceremony, Opening Minds USA will also present the Service to Young Children Award to El Valor for its commitment to enrich and empower urban families who are disabled, disenfranchised or underserved to achieve excellence and participate fully in community life. Early childhood pioneer and University of Illinois professor emerita of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Lilian Katz will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her trailblazing work in early childhood care and education.
Tickets for the awards ceremony are $50 each and can be purchased at http://innovationawards.openingmindsusa.org/. Tickets for individuals registered to attend the conference are $25 each.
Opening Minds USA is the trusted advisor and resource for professionals and organizations that educate and care for young children. We design experiences, offer novel solutions and put good ideas to use to advance the entire early care and education industry for a global community. To learn more, visit us at www.openingmindsusa.org.
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