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Early Educator Association Honors Penn College Lab Assistant

Jodi L. Binkley, of South Williamsport, received the Outstanding Early Educator Award from the Central Susquehanna Association for the Education of Young Children at its 20th annual conference, held recently in Penn’s Inn in the Bush Campus Center on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Jodi L. Binkley, early childhood education lab assistant at Penn College, receives the Outstanding Early Educator Award from the Central Susquehanna Association for the Education of Young Children at its 20th annual conference. (Photo by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer)
Jodi L. Binkley, early childhood education lab assistant at Penn College, receives the Outstanding Early Educator Award from the Central Susquehanna Association for the Education of Young Children at its 20th annual conference. (Photo by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer

Multiple nominators spoke highly of the contributions Binkley makes mentoring early childhood education students in her roles as Penn College’s early childhood education lab assistant and adviser for the Early Educators student organization.

Binkley earned an associate degree in early childhood education from Penn College in 2008 and joined the college’s staff in 2010. She also has 15 years of experience as a teacher working directly with young children and their families. Binkley has served as CSAEYC’s conference chair and is on its governing board as an at-large member. The regional early childhood professional organization is affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Penn College offers an associate degree in early childhood education and competency credentials for early childhood directors. The college also offers child care and preschool services in the Dunham Children’s Learning Center.

To learn more about the early childhood education major at Penn College, call 570-327-4521 or visit www.pct.edu/childhood.

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