-Children and Family Development, BC Gov
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: [sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]
- 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, visit here.
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
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- Original release
- Provincial Office for the Early Years
- B.C. Early Years Strategy
- Early childhood development programs funded through the Ministry of Children and Family Development
- Early Learning programs funded through the Ministry of Education, including full-day kindergarten and StrongStart BC
Sooke Child Care Resources
- Child Care Resource and Referral – Sooke / Westshore
- Sooke Families (independent website) list of providers