Is a child-care provider in your life making a difference? Let them know by nominating them for a 2016 Child Care Award of Excellence.
These awards honour the outstanding work that early childhood educators, child-care providers and local governments and businesses do each and every day to care for children and support B.C. families.
Nominations are being accepted in five categories:
- Provincial: Recognizes early childhood educators who have an active licence, either individually or as a team. Also recognized in this category are licensed family child-care providers who are currently working in a licensed child-care setting.
- Innovation: Recognizes an individual, facility or organization demonstrating innovation in child-care programming in a traditional or non-traditional setting by linking services to opportunities for child development and growth. This may include a StrongStart BC Centre, recreation centre program, or programs offered by a business.
- Local government: Honours local governments that demonstrate excellence in supporting or delivering existing child-care initiatives.
- Leadership: These awards honour child-care providers under three categories, including lifetime achievement, business leaders, and emerging leaders who have a minimum of three years’ experience.
- Aboriginal: The Lenora Pritchard Mentorship Award recognizes an Aboriginal nominee working in a licensed child-care setting who demonstrates leadership by acting as a role model and mentor to others.
Nominations will be accepted between March 1 and 31, 2016, and winners will be announced during Child Care Month in May.To access the nomination and guidelines form, please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/ChildCareAwards_NominationForm.pdf
Completed nomination packages can be emailed to EarlyYears@gov.bc.ca, faxed to the attention of the Child Care Awards of Excellence at 250 356-0399 or mailed to:
Child Care Awards of Excellence
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Policy and Provincial Services
PO Box 9778, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C., V8W 9S5
Provincial Office for the Early Years: www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/early_years/index.htm
B.C. Early Years Strategy: www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/early_childhood/pdf/FamiliesAgenda_EarlyYearsStrategy_web.pdf
Early childhood development programs funded through the Ministry of Children and Family Development: www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/early_childhood/index.htm
Early Learning programs funded through the Ministry of Education, including full-day kindergarten and StrongStart BC: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/early_learning/