2017 Capital City Learn & Share Awards

                            

We will be presenting three awards at this year’s Capital City Learn & Share professional development event to recognize child care providers who are making contributions to the field in the areas of leadership, professional development and supporting social/emotional development in young children. To nominate yourself or a fellow child care provider for one of these awards, please click on the appropriate link below.

All forms must be submitted by September 1, 2017.

 

Julie Kisler Leadership Award

In early childhood, leaders work in many different settings and serve a variety of roles. They may mentor new teachers to help them get established in the field, advocate for the importance of early education or join with others in a professional organization. This award will be given to an early childhood professional who has made contributions to the field in the area of leadership. To submit a nomination for the Julie Kisler Leadership Award, click here

 

Cherié Hopkins Social/Emotional Development Award

Social/emotional development has been described as the foundation for all other learning. Research shows that young children who experience a loving base of support as they learn about making friends, taking turns and regulating their emotions show gains in other areas of development and enter school more prepared to learn. This award will be given to an early childhood professional who has made contributions to the field in the area of supporting children’s social/emotional development. To submit a nomination for the Cherié Hopkins Social/Emotional Development Award, click here.

 

Marina Alvarez Professional Development Award

The recipient of this award will be selected by the Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas staff. This award recognizes an early childhood professional who has gone above and beyond the required expectations for professional development. It will honor a child care provider who not only attends classes, but who promotes professional growth in a variety of ways and who has a track record of putting knowledge into practice in the child care program.