Cass Wolfe, executive director of Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, was recognized earlier this month by the Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children as a 2012 Children’s Champion.

The Children’s Champion Award is given to dedicated leaders whose hard work has made their local affiliate stronger and the lives of children in their communities better.

The 2012 Children’s Champions represent shining examples of those doing good things for children in their communities. They were 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 IWS board said, “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 her profession. She 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.

In photo above Golden Corridor AEYC President Alisa Kapusinski and Cass Wolfe.

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