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Employee Honors & Recognitions

  

THE R.E.A.C.H. AWARDS


Employee_of_the_MonthEvery year, the trustees honor Hopkins House faculty and staff through awards known by the acronym R.E.A.C.H. These annual awards are given to staff members in recognition of their positive spirit, commitment to self-improvement, customer service, furthering the mission of the organization, and professional expertise.

Honorees are selected by the trustees from nominations submitted by parents of preschool academy young scholars, volunteers, and staff members.  Award winners are announced in June at the annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the trustees. 

In additon to public recognition, honorees receive trophies and other prizes during the organization's annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon held in the summer.


 

RED CARPET AWARD
Given annually to an employee who best communicates directly to resolve conflicts; who raises issues confidentially within Hopkins House with staff and leadership team; and, strengthens the organization by embracing diversity – making others feel welcome and contributing to an inclusive environment and values and encourages expression of difference.
 
 

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD
Given annually to an employee who, through their knowledge and understanding of early care and education, best delivers exceptional environments that fosters growth and learning; demonstrates a commitment to the field of early childhood education, listening to colleagues and participating wholeheartedly in center and school activities; and, has nurturing interactions with all and responds with flexibility by providing developmental expertise.

 

ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARD
Given annually to an employee who best demonstrates an eagerness to learn and has a positive attitude; is proactive about improving systems and practices and readily contributes new ideas; is open-minded and take initiative; and, willingly asks questions and demonstrates flexibility. This individual contributes to the overall work environment by demonstrating a consistent, model work ethic.

     
 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD
Given annually to an employee who best models a spirit of volunteerism and encourages others to raise the quality of life for children; demonstrates leadership and a commitment to serving families in need in the communities where we live and work; and, goes above and beyond when representing Hopkins House at their community outreach projects such as Venetian Masquerade Ball and Heart of the Community Service Project and assisting in Hopkins House fundraising efforts. 
 
    
HERO AWARD
Given annually to employees who best demonstrate the mission of Hopkins House in supporting families and ensuring their satisfaction. They encourage family involvement, welcome new ideas, and build a community of caring; consistently meet the needs of families whom they serve, are open-minded, and build trusting relationships with families by respecting their values and differences; and, embody the family centered care by meeting families where they are- acknowledging and accepting their individual values and ideas while sharing their joys and challenges.
   
 
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CHAIRMAN'S AWARD
Given annually by the Chairman of the Board to a manager (Executive staff excluded) who best demonstrates exemplary work performance, team spirit, volunteer service, and commitment to the mission of Hopkins House as a world-class learning community.  In addition to public recognition, the honoree receives a trophy and cash prize.
          
 
PRESIDENT'S AWARD
Given annually by the President to an employee who best exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism, and who demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission of Hopkins House. In addition to public recognition, the honoree is eligible to attend an out-of-state professional conference (airfare, hotel, plus registration).
   
 
LEGACY AWARD
Given annually to employees who have worked two or more years at Hopkins House.  In addition to public recognition, the honoree receives:
  • Certificate (for 2 or more years of service)
  • Engraved wrist watch (for 5 or more years of service)
  • Cash Gift (for 10 or more years of service)

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