2018 Recipients – Excellence in Early Childhood Education
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence Recipients
Nurturing the young children at the centre as a mother cares for her family, this educator creates a stimulating and engaging learning environment, while acting as a strong ally, support and guide for parents.
Educator transformed parish school's Junior Kindergarten program to reflect current educational techniques; in class, she builds a bond with each child, engaging them in purposeful activities and fostering values such as integrity.
Veteran educator promotes Aboriginal culture through kits containing toys, books, felt stories and activities on Aboriginal themes; works tirelessly to respond to community needs for quality care for First Nations children.
Skateboard ramp building and custom long boards: in a classroom filled with the sounds of humming machines, active minds and hands at work, this teacher shows students what a career in trades could look like, as well as how to be a better citizen.
Proponent of emergent curriculum and Reggio Emilia approach gives children room to challenge themselves, take risks and follow their interests, even when those interests include zombies.
Certificate of Achievement
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
A strong and smiling presence for the children in her daily care and in the lives of their parents, this educator gives children the chance to make choices, express their ideas and participate in their learning.
With a unique curriculum every year, this educator gives children agency over their own learning, co-creating opportunities for them to deepen their thinking, represent their understandings and encounter new perspectives.
Trusted educator exposes children to the wider world of school via activities at the co-located elementary school and shares her positive attitudes about school, thus breeding in them a strong and enduring love of learning.
Centre founder emphasizes neighbourhood connections and family support, while teaching skills and knowledge that will lead to autonomy for children as they grow; centre has minimal environmental footprint in inner-city location.
Founding a child care centre in a retirement home means this educator can organize intergenerational activities, while her Montessori approach sees children learning with traditional materials and caregivers focusing on creating relationships.
With infectious enthusiasm, this teacher transformed school's Kindergarten program, while striving to meet individual student needs through evidenced-based strategies integrating technology, cooperative learning and music.
Inspiring young children to explore the world—both local and global—through mindful play, innovation, and care for others and the environment, this educator also enriches student lives by focusing on moral character development.
This educator allows children to drive their own development, creating stimulating activities that help them to excel, to better communicate their needs and emotions, and to assume age-appropriate responsibilities.
This one-of-a-kind educator transports children to creative, imaginary worlds and often takes them on neighbourhood strolls so they can discover local shops and learn about their community.
This charismatic and respectful educator has made her school's daycare a welcoming and highly stimulating environment where students can learn while feeling supported and appreciated.
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