2018 Recipients – Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Certificate of Excellence

Certificate of Excellence Recipients

Alberta

Ashwak Bawa-morad

Ashwak Bawa-morad

Nurturing the young children at the centre as a mother cares for her family, this educator creates a stimulating and engaging learning environment, while acting as a strong ally, support and guide for parents.

British Columbia

Maria Cortese

Maria Cortese

Educator transformed parish school's Junior Kindergarten program to reflect current educational techniques; in class, she builds a bond with each child, engaging them in purposeful activities and fostering values such as integrity.


Pam Moore

Pam Moore

Veteran educator promotes Aboriginal culture through kits containing toys, books, felt stories and activities on Aboriginal themes; works tirelessly to respond to community needs for quality care for First Nations children.

Manitoba

Yvette Sorin

Yvette Sorin

Skateboard ramp building and custom long boards: in a classroom filled with the sounds of humming machines, active minds and hands at work, this teacher shows students what a career in trades could look like, as well as how to be a better citizen.

Nova Scotia

Matthew Sampson

Matthew Sampson

Proponent of emergent curriculum and Reggio Emilia approach gives children room to challenge themselves, take risks and follow their interests, even when those interests include zombies.

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Certificate of Achievement

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Alberta

Tadelech Midaksa

Tadelech Midaksa

A strong and smiling presence for the children in her daily care and in the lives of their parents, this educator gives children the chance to make choices, express their ideas and participate in their learning.

British Columbia

Gina Gallagher

Gina Gallagher

With a unique curriculum every year, this educator gives children agency over their own learning, co-creating opportunities for them to deepen their thinking, represent their understandings and encounter new perspectives.

Manitoba

Terri Lamy

Terri Lamy

Trusted educator exposes children to the wider world of school via activities at the co-located elementary school and shares her positive attitudes about school, thus breeding in them a strong and enduring love of learning.

Nova Scotia

Jillian Farris

Jillian Farris

Centre founder emphasizes neighbourhood connections and family support, while teaching skills and knowledge that will lead to autonomy for children as they grow; centre has minimal environmental footprint in inner-city location.

Ontario

Kayleigh McEwen

Kayleigh McEwen

Founding a child care centre in a retirement home means this educator can organize intergenerational activities, while her Montessori approach sees children learning with traditional materials and caregivers focusing on creating relationships.


Daniela Moore

Daniela Moore

With infectious enthusiasm, this teacher transformed school's Kindergarten program, while striving to meet individual student needs through evidenced-based strategies integrating technology, cooperative learning and music.


Isabelle Wong

Isabelle Wong

Inspiring young children to explore the world—both local and global—through mindful play, innovation, and care for others and the environment, this educator also enriches student lives by focusing on moral character development.

Quebec

Louise Demers

Louise Demers

This educator allows children to drive their own development, creating stimulating activities that help them to excel, to better communicate their needs and emotions, and to assume age-appropriate responsibilities.


Royal Gauthier

Royal Gauthier

This one-of-a-kind educator transports children to creative, imaginary worlds and often takes them on neighbourhood strolls so they can discover local shops and learn about their community.


Gabrielle Patry

Gabrielle Patry

This charismatic and respectful educator has made her school's daycare a welcoming and highly stimulating environment where students can learn while feeling supported and appreciated.

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