Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

    2015 Competition Now Open!

    We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Nominate an outstanding educator today!

    2015 The competition is now open! Deadline: April 30, 2015 - Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education - Nomination Guidelines 2015

    2014 Recipients Announced

    October 7, 2014—17 outstanding educators from across Canada were honoured by the Prime Minister at a private ceremony in Ottawa. View the full list of winners of the Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards and the Teaching Excellence Awards.
    (Photo credit: Jason Ransom, Prime Minister's Office)

    2014 Recipients Announced

    Program Highlights

    The Prime Minister's Awards program has been recognizing outstanding teachers and educators from across Canada for more than twenty years! A higlight video was created to feature memorable moments in the life of the program. We hope you will enjoy it!
    – Prime Minister's Awards team

    Prime Minister's Awards 20th Anniversary Video

    2013 Exemplary Practices

    Discover the best practices of some of Canada's most outstanding educators, and stay tuned for the release of the 2014 Exemplary Practices.

    2013 Exemplary Practices

    Featured Winners

    Angela Daniels-Drummond
    Angela Daniels-Drummond
    Arnold Laplante
    Arnold Laplante
    Cristina Primerano, Julie Kamiya and Marina Giovinazzo
    Cristina Primerano, Julie Kamiya and Marina Giovinazzo
    Mona Khan
    Mona Khan
    Ruby Anne Chartrand
    Ruby Anne Chartrand

    Program Highlights

    2015 Competition Now Open!

    We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Download your poster today!

    The Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education honour outstanding and innovative early childhood educators who excel at fostering the early development and socialization of the children in their care, and at helping build the foundation children need to make the best possible start in life. The Awards are offered at the regional and national levels and carry cash prizes of $1,000 and $5,000 respectively.

    Priorities

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bill Gates renew the call for focused global political leadership and sustained financial commitments to ensure that maternal, newborn and child health remains a global development priority as the world moves beyond 2015 during a moderated discussion.
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