Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

2013 Exemplary Practices now available

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

2013 Exemplary Practices now available

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 Recipients Announced

21 national-level winners came to Ottawa to take part in events including a private meeting with the Prime Minister, a tour of Parliament Hill, and more. View the full list of winners of the Teaching Excellence Awards and the Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards.

2013 Recipients Announced

Featured Winners

Lucille Gilliland
Lucille Gilliland
Shawna Miller-Poitras
Shawna Miller-Poitras
Shyrose Nurmohamed
Shyrose Nurmohamed
Angelique Sanders
Angelique Sanders
Justin West
Justin West

Program Highlights

The nomination period is now closed.

Thank you to those who have nominated an outstanding educator! Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2014 recipients.

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 girl is upset
Canada’s leadership on maternal, newborn and child health
Thousands of people celebrating Canada on Parliament hill, watching fireworks