Child Care Awards of Excellence

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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. Award recipients demonstrated their excellence in supporting children’s development and their commitment to improving and enhancing relationships with children, families and their community. 

2021 Award recipients

Regional Award of Excellence

North - Lynette Mikalishen

Fraser - Maria Cargnelli

Island - Vanessa Lee

Interior - Edna Johnson and Myrtle Johnson

Vancouver Coastal - Daniela D'Onofrio

Partnership Award  Government

Métis Nation British Columbia

Métis Family Connections Program

Partnership Award  Community

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Childcare Department

Early Childhood Care & Education Program Capilano University

Lifetime Achievement Award

Magdalena D. Amestica

Innovation Award

Beginnings Preschool of the Office of the Wet’suwet’en

Emerging Leader Award

Keely Freeman

ECL Leadership Award

Maven Lane

Inclusive Practices Award

Hudson Child Care Society

Honourable mention: The Centre for Child Development Childcare Program

Perseverance Award

Simon Fraser University Childcare Society

Honourable mention: Whistler Waldorf School

Lenora Pritchard Award of Excellence

Shauna Alec


Legacy Awards

SFU Childcare Society (Morningside Centre)

Laugh and Learn Children Centre

SFU Childcare Society (IT Program)


SFU Childcare Society (Los Ninos Room)

Upper Fraser Valley Developmental Preschool

Appledale Children’s Centre

Sunshine Playschool

Tiggy Winkle Corner Preschool

The Child Center

Mountain View Child Education Center

Ray-Cam Centre Out of School Care

Mount Pleasant YMCA Kids Club

Beach YMCA Child Care Centre

Discovery Playhouse Children’s Centre

Cedar Valley Children’s Centre

Sacred Heart Preschool & Daycare

Tumbleweed Playschool

PJ Kids Club

Kildala Nursery and Out of School Care

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs- West Kelowna Club

Sandcastle Developmental Preschool

Highlands Out of School Care

Playshare Preschool

Blackberry Lane Children’s Centre

Family Montessori School

Valemount Child Care

Gilmore Preschool

Woodgrove Tot’s Town Children’s Centre

Teddy Bear Daycare Centre

Quadra Child Care Centre

Good Shepard Daycare

A’Q’Amnik Daycare

Reach Developmental Preschool North Delta

Belmont Park Preschool

SFU Childcare Society (Espuleta)

Creekview Tiny Toys

Kiddies Korner

Kingsway Christian Children’s Centre

Selkirk Out of School Care

Merry King Preschool

Brentwood Nursery School

Tiny Town Childcare Centre

Lonsdale Preschool, Harry Jerome Complex

Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre

3 Wishes Childcare Centre

Little Mountain Child Development Centre

Osoyoos Child Care Centre