MHCC Head Start Manager Receives Lynn Angland Award

Posted: May 9, 2013

Roberta ReckenMt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is pleased to announce that Roberta Recken has received the Lynn Angland Award for her contributions to Oregon’s child care and early education system.

The award, from the Early Learning Council, recognizes people and organizations who improve safety, quality, affordability and access to child care at state and local levels. An annual award, it both memorializes Angland and spotlights the incredible ongoing work dedicated to improving care.

Recken serves as education site coordinator for two MHCC Head Start programs, Russellville and Gateway. She has devoted more than 35 years of service to the child care community and improving care environments for children.

According to the Early Learning Council, Recken “began her career at Fruit and Flower Child Care Center in Portland. As the Executive Director, she focused on advancing traditional child care and put Fruit and Flower at the forefront of innovation, acknowledging the dynamic role of child care in Oregon. Despite the times, Roberta guaranteed quality care in every aspect of Fruit and Flower, from the meals children ate, focusing on nutrition and healthy diets, to family support services, to making sure children had exercise and recreation as part of their daily lives.”

In addition to her current role at MHCC, Recken works with the Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children. It is a collaborative effort that includes the Oregon Association of Child Care Directors, the Oregon Community Foundation's Betty Gray Fund, and the Oregon Center for Career Development. For the past nine years she has served as project coordinator of nine cohorts of child care directors who receive 60 hours of specialized management training.

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