Circle of Excellence: Larry Drury

EveryChild California is proud to recognize Larry Drury of Go Kids, Inc. the November 2019 recipient of the Circle of Excellence award.

The Circle of Excellence is awarded to a member of EveryChild California who has supported the Associations' endeavors and has shown outstanding leadership within the ECE community.  

Congratulations to Larry Drury, Executive Director of Go Kids, Inc., recipient of the Rocky Lee Advocacy Award and EveryChild Child Member of the Month for November 2019. The Rocky Lee Advocacy Award, sponsored by Lakeshore, recognizes leadership in advocacy at the local, state or federal level in the areas of early learning and care or advancing the early education profession. 

Larry has worked in the field of services to children for over 45 years including foster care, adoptions, childcare, residential care for children, maternity home care, child abuse investigations as well as the supervision, coordination and administration of child welfare services. He has a B.S.Ed. in Psychology and a M.A. in Counseling from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Mr. Drury also has over 30 years of experience as an Executive Director providing strategic direction, leadership, organizational restructuring and human service program design.  Read the rest of Larry's story by clicking here!

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