Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

2014 Recipients Announced

17 outstanding educators from across Canada were honoured today by the Prime Minister at a private ceremony in Ottawa. View the full list of winners of the Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards and the Teaching Excellence Awards. (Source: Jason Ransom)

2014 Recipients Announced

Outstanding Educators Honoured

The national-level recipients of the 2014 Prime Minister's Awards came to Ottawa to take part in events including a tour of Parliament Hill, Victoria Island, sharing best teaching practices, and more. (Source: Patrick Doyle)

Group photo of outstanding educators

2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the Prime Minister's Awards!

In honour of this milestone, a highlight video has been created to feature memorable moments in the life of the program. We hope you will enjoy it!
– Prime Minister's Awards team

Prime Minister's Awards 20th Anniversary Video

2013 Exemplary Practices now available

Discover the best practices of some of Canada's most outstanding educators!

2013 Exemplary Practices now available

Featured Winners

Angela Daniels-Drummond
Angela Daniels-Drummond
Arnold Laplante
Arnold Laplante
Cristina Primerano, Julie Kamiya and Marina Giovinazzo
Cristina Primerano, Julie Kamiya and Marina Giovinazzo
Mona Khan
Mona Khan
Ruby Anne Chartrand
Ruby Anne Chartrand

Program Highlights

2014 Recipients Announced

View the full list of winners of the Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards and the Teaching Excellence Awards.

The Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education honour outstanding and innovative early childhood educators who excel at fostering the early development and socialization of the children in their care, and at helping build the foundation children need to make the best possible start in life. The Awards are offered at the regional and national levels and carry cash prizes of $1,000 and $5,000 respectively.

Priorities

A map of Canada on a green background with a silhouette of a woman holding a paper in her left hand and, with her right, she is holding a marker to the tip of an arrow that points upward.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier covered in poppies along with two pictures of veterans.
Photograph of a mother and her daughter having a conversation and looking at each other while sitting on stairs. Next to the photo on each side there are drops of paint in pink and white.