Programs Honored by Committee for Children


Local nonprofit Committee for Children celebrated its 30th anniversary by honoring two of our programs -Denise Louie Education Center, and Snohomish County Human Services Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program with Visionary Leadership Awards for their outstanding work.

The first Visionary Leadership Award was received by Board President Jennie Fox and Executive Director Janice Deguchi on behalf of the Denise Louie Education Center. The Denise Louie staff, who use Committee for Children’s Second Step and Talking About Touching programs, have advised in the development of new programs and in exploration of reliable assessment tools to measure children’s social and emotional skills.

Director Ken Stark and Program Manager Joe Varano received their Visionary Leadership Award on behalf of Snohomish County Human Services Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). The ECEAP, which believes that quality early learning requires lessons in social and emotional competence, implements and tracks the impact of the Talking About Touching and Second Step programs and has taken the vital step of presenting their positive results in a simple, well-designed report for the Snohomish County area.