Minister's Awards of Excellence in Child Development

Recognizing child development professionals to honour their outstanding commitment to excellence in quality care for children.

Services and information

Awards are given yearly to child development professionals who make life better for children and families.

Important dates

Nominations are now closed for 2019.

Overview

The Minister’s Awards of Excellence in Child Development recognize professionals who make life better for children and families. Nominating these professionals, teams and programs honours 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 are presented to 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

All nominees and nominators will receive an email or letter confirming receipt of their nomination.

An Awards Selection Committee including past recipients, representatives from stakeholder organizations and government staff reviews all eligible nomination packages according to criteria specified in the nomination guidelines. The Ministry will contact award recipients directly once the selection process is completed.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants

Albertans are encouraged to nominate child development professionals.

The nominated individuals, teams or programs must:

  • live and work in Alberta
  • not be a member of the Awards Selection Committee

Eligible programs

Eligible programs licensed or approved by the Alberta government include:

  • day care programs
  • out-of-school care programs
  • family day home agencies/approved day home providers
  • preschool programs
  • early childhood services programs
  • parent link centres

Nominees

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)

2018 award recipients

Read the names of award recipients from 2018 and previous years.

Watch the award recipient videos.

See photos of the 2018 award recipients.

Children's Services gratefully acknowledges Wintergreen Learning Materials for their generous support as the corporate sponsor for the Awards program.

Contact

If you have questions about the Minister’s Awards of Excellence in Child Development, please email cs.childdevelopmentawards@gov.ab.ca.

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