Celebrating Child Development Professionals

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Minister’s Awards of Excellence in Child Development!

Every year, the Alberta government recognizes outstanding child development professionals who excel in supporting healthy growth and development of children. Albertans are encouraged to nominate an individual, team or program for making a positive difference in the lives of their children and families.

Award recipients will be recognized for their work in day care, preschool, out-of-school care, family day homes and agencies, early childhood services programs or Parent Link Centres licensed or approved by the Government of Alberta.

The nomination period is open until September 27, 2019.

Since its inception, the Alberta government has presented the award to 139 child development professionals, teams or programs that represent excellence in the field.

Quick facts

  • Nine awards will be presented, three in each of the following categories: individuals, teams and programs.
  • A selection committee of previous recipients, representatives from stakeholder organizations and Government of Alberta staff will select the nine award recipients according to the award criteria and a demonstration of excellence in the following areas:
    • innovative programming
    • inclusive practices
    • collaborative partnerships
    • leadership
    • promising practices
    • family/parent support
    • community building
    • continuous improvement

How to nominate
There are a few ways you can nominate professionals or programs for a Minister’s Award of Excellence in Child Development. Read the nomination guidelines to ensure your nominee is eligible and you submit a complete nomination package.

Fillable form
Use the fillable nomination form and follow the instructions provided there for submitting the form.

By mail or email
Print and fill out the form on the back page of the nomination guidelines.

Minister's Awards of Excellence in Child Development
Alberta Children's Services
6th Floor, 9940 106 Street
Edmonton, AB   T5K 2N2
Attn: Debbie Langeste


For more information, go to https://www.alberta.ca/ministers-awards-excellence-child-development.aspx.