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Honouring child development professionals

Nine child development professionals were honoured at Government House today for the positive impact they’ve had on the lives of Alberta children and families. 

The 12th annual Child Development Professional Awards of Excellence ceremony recognized, celebrated and encouraged Albertans who provide exceptional child care and contribute to the development of young people in the province.

“We are proud to honour these caring and passionate child development professionals for their tireless efforts to make life better for our youngest Albertans and their families. They help guide our children to their brightest futures and support our government’s commitment to quality, accessible and affordable child care.”

Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children’s Services

Many Alberta parents know a child development professional who has made a difference in the life of their child. Nominees work in child care, early childhood development programs and services, and at Parent Link Centres.

The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta joined the ceremony today to present the Dr. Sherrill Brown Award of Distinction 2017. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to advancing quality early learning and child care in Alberta. This year’s award recipient was Cathy Smey Carston, who is the Bachelor of Child Studies Coordinator at Mount Royal University.

Quick Facts

  • The corporate sponsors for the 2017 awards were CTV and Wintergreen Learning Materials
  • This year, 84 people were nominated and nine recipients were recognized with awards

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