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Dina Costa Treff

Child Development Lab-University of Georgia
Lead Teacher
Athens, GA
Dina is the Lead Teacher of the Preschool Program at the Child Development Lab School(CDL) at the University of Georgia. She is beginning her 15th year at the CDL. During this time she has worked as an Assistant Teacher with Older Toddlers, Preschool, and Multi-Age. In March 2019 Dina became the Lead Teacher of the Preschool Program. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from the University of North Georgia and Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Concordia University, St. Paul. In 2017 the Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children awarded Dina with  the first ever Peggy A. Gallagher Award for Inclusion of Young Children with Special Needs. In April 2018 Dina was one of fifty nationwide recipients to be awarded with the 2018 Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® Children’s Zyrtec® National Child Care Teacher Award. She is currently a member of the Editorial Committee for the Southern Early Childhood Association, (SECA) where she writes children’s book reviews for Dimensions, SECA’s biannual publication, and has served as guest editor.