Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Nomination deadline extended until May 15, 2015!

Do you know an outstanding teacher or early childhood educator? You now have an additional two weeks to nominate them for Canada's most prestigious teaching award.

Nomination deadline extended until May 15, 2015! - Do you know an outstanding teacher or early childhood educator? You now have an additional two weeks to nominate them for Canada's most prestigious teaching award.

2014 Exemplary Practices

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

2014 Exemplary Practices

2014 Recipients Announced

October 7, 2014—17 outstanding educators from across Canada were honoured 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.
(Photo credit: Jason Ransom, Prime Minister's Office)

2014 Recipients Announced

Program Highlights

The Prime Minister's Awards program has been recognizing outstanding teachers and educators from across Canada for more than twenty years! A higlight video was 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

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

Nomination deadline extended until May 15, 2015!

Do you know an outstanding teacher or early childhood educator? You now have an additional two weeks to nominate them for Canada's most prestigious teaching award. Download your poster today!

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.