The Regis College Children’s Center (RCC) is pleased to announce Kim Corrente, pre-kindergarten teacher, will be recognized for her outstanding work as an early childhood educator by First Up during the Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards.

Kim Corrente poses with RCC students
Kevin Rocco (Weston), James Callahan (Wellesley), Peter McLoughlin (Newton), Wes Grattan (Weston), Sylvie Summers (Shrewsbury), Brooks Dudley (Weston), Evelyn Tietjen (Northborough), Charlie Tetler (Weston), Evelyn Bergeron (Framingham), and Kim Corrente center back

“It is such an honor to be chosen to be a part of this award,” said Corrente. “I am so proud to be in the company of such amazing teachers both at RCC and throughout the US.”

First Up is the proud presenter of the Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards, recognizing the incredible work early childhood professionals do every day. This award acknowledges the critical role early childhood educators have in providing quality early care and education while celebrating their outstanding part in helping uplift our youngest children.

“Kim exemplifies the passion, commitment, and dedication that early childhood educators around the world bring to their work each day,” said Rebecca Putnam, director of the Regis Children's Center. “For her to receive this honor is a validation of her dedication to high quality education and care, and highlights the importance of the work.”

“Our center provided continuous care throughout the pandemic – remaining a vital social and emotional connection for our young – and teachers like Kim did this because they know the importance of quality experiences and exposures for children in their early childhood years,” said Kara Kolomitz, Regis’ senior vice president and chief operating officer. “Kim’s dedication to our future, her profession, and her commitment to offering children the very best education exemplifies why teachers should be revered and lauded.”

Early childhood professionals from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and on US Military bases and installations around the world were invited to apply and those applicants with a true passion and dedication to providing high-quality care were selected for their commitment to the children they serve. Kim will be honored at a ceremony on April 29, and will represent Massachusetts.