The Hunter Advocacy Award was established in 1998 in recognition of the crucial role Kharon Hunter played in the formation of CCPC, the only state organization in Kansas specifically created to support family childcare providers. Kharon was well known throughout the state as a knowledgeable trainer, a dedicated advocate, and an ever present source of both information and inspiration to all who knew her.
The Hunter Award is bestowed upon a member of the early childhood education community who has shown outstanding devotion and commitment to supporting family childcare providers in Kansas. This prestigious award recognizes an individual whose leadership has promoted higher quality standards in the field.
CCPC is honored to name Caroline Teter of Wichita, Kansas as the Hunter Advocacy Award recipient for 2020. Caroline is an Early Childhood Specialist with Child Care Aware of Kansas Region 2, located within Child Start’s Early Childhood Connections program in Wichita, KS. She is also an adjunct faculty member for Butler County Community College’s Early Childhood Department. Caroline has served in various roles within the early childhood education field for over 15 years. She has continually gone above and beyond to advocate for, educate, and support family childcare providers both in her professional and personal endeavors. Caroline’s dedication to family child care providers is evident. Through her daily interactions with providers, Caroline is “able to celebrate each program’s individual strengths and needs.”