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Three child care providers recognized

Child Care Resources, a nonprofit child care resource and referral agency, announced the winners of the 2011 TEDDY Awards Friday.

TEDDY stands for Teachers Educating and Developing Dynamic Youth, and the awards are made annually to outstanding professionals in early care and education. The winners:

Teacher: Bonnie VanReypen of the Center for Children at Kilgo United Methodist Church. Also known as "the baby whisperer," she received $500 sponsored by The Charlotte Observer.

Family child care home provider: Janie Truesdale of Lone Tree Academy. She received $500 sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning.

Child care center director: Phillippe Locke of University Child Development Center. He received $500 sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning. Meghan Cooke