Everyone gathered at the Capitol for a special proclamation in both chambers and then proceeded to the Governor’s Mansion. The 2012 Children’s Champions represent shining examples of those in our communities doing good things for children, which led them to be nominated by their state/local affiliate chapters and designated by the Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children as Illinois 2012 Children’s Champions.

The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston is proud to have Cass Wolfe’s leadership and expertise guiding our mission of strengthening families in our community, and congratulates her on her well deserved honor. Ms. Wolfe has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 35 years as a teacher, director, mentor, and advocate for children, families and our profession. Cass has been at Infant Welfare Society of Evanston for the past three years, and is also the co-chair of Illinois Professional Development Advisory Council, contributing to the establishment of the Level 1 Credential, the IL Director Credential and the Gateways to Opportunity Registry. Cass was previously employed by the Carole Robertson Center for Learning as the Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, by the State of Illinois Department of Human Services and Illinois Action for Children.

To learn more about the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, visit our website at www.iwse.org