Child Care Awards 2018

The Child Care Awards of Excellence honour the outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations and local governments who provide or support the delivery of exceptional early care and learning (ECL) services in B.C. 

Excellence in the field is demonstrated in how professionals and organizations engage and support children’s development and demonstrate their commitment to improving and enhancing relationships with children, families and communities.

Nominations are being accepted in the following FIVE categories:

Provincial: One award per region (North, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal, Vancouver Island) will recognize ECL professionals or teams who work in child care settings across the province and demonstrate excellence in at least one of the following areas: working collaboratively with others, ensuring inclusion/encouraging diversity, supporting community efforts, and continuous improvement.

Indigenous: The Lenora Pritchard Award of Excellence recognizes an Indigenous individual who is an excellent role model, mentor or works to promote leadership in a child-care setting.

Innovation: One award will recognize an ECL professional, team or organization that puts unique and creative ideas into action.         

Partnerships: Two awards will recognizes a local government and business that demonstrates excellence in partnering with the early care and learning sector to ensure the support and/or delivery of services, ensuring inclusion/encouraging diversity, supporting community efforts, and continuous improvement.

Leadership:  Four awards will honour early care and learning professionals, including:

  • General Leadership: professionals who have shown leadership in the field, their communities, with families or with serving underserved or vulnerable communities.  
  • Emerging Leaders: professionals with a minimum of three years’ experience in the field.
  • Lifetime Achievement: professionals who have been leaders in the field for over 20 years.
  • Inclusive Practices: ECL professionals who have shown excellence and leadership in providing inclusive practices with children and families.

Nominations will be accepted until midnight July 29, 2018.

Nominate an outstanding child care provider today!
Child Care Awards 2018 nomination package (PDF)