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The call for nominations is now closed.

The Minister of Children’s Services will present the 2018 Awards in late November to recognize child development professionals and programs for their commitment to quality care and celebrate their contributions to children and families in Alberta.


The Minister’s Awards of Excellence in Child Development recognizes professionals who make life better for children and families. The awards also support government’s commitment to high quality, accessible and affordable child care that is responsive to and inclusive of all children.

Nominating these professionals, teams and programs recognizes excellence in their field. Doing so also celebrates their outstanding work with children at programs licensed or approved by the Government of Alberta.

Nine awards will recognize child development professionals with three awards in each category:

  • Individual: A child development professional working with children
  • Team: A team of two to four child development professionals working with children
  • Program: An eligible program working with children that is licensed or approved by the Government of Alberta

For examples of previous award winners, please see the 2017 award recipient videos.


The 2018 call for nominations is now closed.

In 2018, the Alberta government received over 88 nominations from across the province. Congratulations to all of the nominees!

View list of Individual nominees (PDF, 45 KB)

View list of Team nominees (PDF, 471 KB)

View list of Program nominees (PDF, 37 KB)

Children's Services gratefully acknowledges the support of the corporate sponsors for the Awards program: CTV, CTV Two Alberta and Wintergreen Learning Materials.


If you have questions about the Minister’s Awards of Excellence in Child Development, please email