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McPhaul Center staff member received national award

Dina Costa-Treff, a member of the University of Georgia’s Child Development Lab at the McPhaul Center, has been named a recipient of a national award from the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation.

Costa-Treff is one of 50 winners nationwide of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Award. She received the award, along with a $1,000 prize and a grant, for her early education enhancement project titled Creating Social Opportunities for Preschoolers During Outdoor Play.

“My goals for creating these spaces are to provide the children with an environment that will facilitate play among children,” Costa-Treff said.

In addition to her work at the McPhaul Center, Costa-Treff is also the Piedmont representative for the Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children board of directors.