Awards of Excellence
Nominations for the 2015 Child Development Professional Awards of Excellence are now closed. We received over 120 nominations for this year’s awards and the selection process is in the final stages. The 2015 Child Development Professional Award recipients will be notified soon. Their names, together with the all the nominees, will be posted here a later date. This will be the first step in recognizing their outstanding contributions to support children and families in Alberta, with further recognition to follow in the fall.
As part of the Government of Alberta’s actions to reduce expenditures, the ceremony for the Child Development Professional Awards of Excellence that was tentatively scheduled for May 8, 2015 will not proceed this year.
Alberta Human Services is pleased to present the 2015 Child Development Professional Awards of Excellence. The awards recognize professionals who work with children in programs licensed or approved by Alberta Human Services or Alberta Education. Eligible programs include: parent link centres, early childhood development programs, day care programs, out-of-school care programs, family day home agencies/approved day home providers, preschool programs and approved early childhood services programs.
This year, there will be nine awards to celebrate child development professionals in the following three categories:
- Individual (three Awards): One child development professional working with children
- Team (three Awards): A team of two or more child development professionals working with children
- Program (three Awards): An entire program
Award recipients must demonstrate professional excellence in at least one of the following areas: Innovative Programming, Inclusionary Practices, Collaborative Partnerships, Leadership, Promising Practices, Family/Parent Support, Community Building, and Continuous Improvement.
The Alberta Child Care Association will also provide an Award of Distinction, under a separate selection process, to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of early learning and child care in Alberta at www.albertachildcareassociation.com.
Human Services is pleased to present the awards with the support of:
- CTV and CTV Two Television
- Wintergreen Learning Materials
- Groundwater Communications
- Butter Bean Books