Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Nomination deadline extended until January 20, 2017!

Do you know an amazing early childhood educator? Why not start the New Year off on high note by nominating them for a Prime Minister's Award? The nomination deadline has been extended to January 20, 2017 so you now have two more weeks to give a special educator the recognition they deserve.

Honour A Recipient!

2015 Highlight Video

This video highlights some of the memorable moments from the 2015 national awards ceremony with the Prime Minister.

2015 Highlight Video

2015 Prime Minister's Awards Recipients Announced!

May 12, 2016—The 2015 recipients of the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education have been announced! View the full lists of winning Teachers and
Early Childhood Educators.

2015 Prime Minister's Awards Recipients Announced!

2015 National Recipients Honoured in Ottawa

15 outstanding educators from across Canada were honoured with a Prime Minister's Award in Ottawa on May 12, 2016. Take a look at the photo gallery of the 2015 award ceremony with the Prime Minister and national event week activities.

2015 National Recipients Honoured in Ottawa

2014 Exemplary Practices

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

2014 Exemplary Practices

Featured Winners

Sophie Loewen
Sophie Loewen
Maureen Wagner
Maureen Wagner
Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins
Lindsay Stuart
Lindsay Stuart

Video Spotlight

Video: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau honours teaching excellence at national awards ceremony in Ottawa

Program Highlights

In honour of World Teachers' Day, October 5th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the launch of the 2016-17 PM Awards.

The Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education have honoured outstanding early childhood educators since 2002, with almost 250 educators honoured to date. Recipients are honoured for their leadership, exemplary early childhood education practices, and their commitment to help build the foundation children need to make the best possible start in life.