Events

Early Childhood Awards

Featuring a Special Guest from NAEYC

February 12, 2022

Fully virtual event via Zoom
Registration details coming soon!

Southwest Ohio AEYC, and our sponsoring organizations, will be recognizing excellence in the early childhood field!

Did you, or someone you know, do GREAT things in the early childhood field during 2021?
Submit a nomination!

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Nominations must be received by
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM

We are now accepting nominations for the following awards:

2021 Emerging Early Childhood Professional of the Year
Sponsored by Learning Grove
This award acknowledges an early childhood educator who is new to the field and has made an impact with children and families through developmentally appropriate, equitable practices.

2021 Early Childhood Education Program of the Year
Sponsored by Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
This award acknowledges a program that has shown a strong commitment to children, families, educators, and community through innovative developmentally appropriate, equitable practices.

2021 Early Childhood Educator of the Year
Sponsored by 4C for Children
This award acknowledges an educator who has made an impact with children and families through developmentally appropriate, equitable practices and demonstrated ongoing professional engagement in the early childhood field.

2021 Early Childhood Teacher Educator of the Year
Sponsored by Teaching Strategies
This award acknowledges an individual who has prepared early childhood educators with knowledge, skills, and abilities to carry out developmentally appropriate, equitable practices in an early childhood setting.

2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advocate of the Year
Sponsored by Dayton & Montgomery County Preschool Promise, Inc.
This award acknowledges an individual who has shown a commitment to advancing equity within the field of early childhood education through anti-racist and anti-oppressive advocacy.

2021 Family Childcare Provider of the Year
Sponsored by Cincinnati Preschool Promise
This award acknowledges a family child care provider who has shown a strong commitment to the children, families, educators, and community served through innovative developmentally appropriate, equitable practices.

2021 Early Childhood Professional Legacy Award
Sponsored by SWOAEYC
This award acknowledges an individual whose work in the field of early childhood has positively influenced people, programs, and systems and has made a lasting impact on children, families, teachers, and the community.

Award winners will receive an attractive trophy, a cash prize, one SWOAEYC/NAEYC Standard Membership for themselves, one SWOAEYC/NAEYC Standard Membership for a colleague, and a special gift!

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Cincinnati Preschool Promise

Learning Grove

Teaching Strategies

4C for Children

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Dayton & Montgomery County Preschool Promise, Inc.