Baylor Educator to Be Honored With Early Childhood Award

April 26, 1996

Janet Bagby, lecturer in Baylor University's Department of Educational Psychology, is one of four Texans who will receive an Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Recognition Award during the 1996 ECI Statewide Conference April 29-May 1 in Austin.

ECI Recognition Awards are given to honor people who have committed time and energy to children with developmental delays and their families. Bagby was nominated for the award by Klaras Children's Center in Waco, one of 72 ECI programs across Texas.

Since 1990, Bagby has supported the efforts of Klaras Children's Center in moving from a professionally-driven model to a family-driven program. She also initiated an effort in personnel preparation and has educated approximately 200 early childhood education students about working with children with disabilities in natural settings. Bagby and Klaras Center professionals have presented information on these topics at several national and state early childhood conferences.

"I am extremely honored to receive this award, but the recognition is shared with the outstanding professionals at the Klaras Center," Bagby said. "They have an exemplary program for children and families."

Through a statewide system of local programs, ECI serves families with children, under age three, who are behind others their age in sitting, walking, talking, learning or who have physical or mental conditions known to lead to delays in development.

For more information, contact Bagby at 755-1111, ext. 6119.

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