On Monday, May 5th MADCA is pleased to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Reed. Mary is the founder of the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative (BTWIC), formerly Bessie Tartt Wilson Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2002. BTWIC works to strengthen early education and care for children through research, policy development, communication, and advocacy. They focus on the neediest families- those for whom poverty and other factors put their children in jeopardy of physical, social, cognitive, and other developmental delays. Their work leads to systemic change by focusing on critical policy issues that impact the early education experiences of children throughout the Commonwealth.