Gateway Gazette

Province Honours Child Development Professionals

Ten caring and committed professionals were celebrated at the 2015 Child Development Professional Awards of Excellence.

Minister Irfan Sabir with the 2015 Child Development Professional Award recipients
Minister Irfan Sabir with the 2015 Child Development Professional Award recipients

Selected from over 120 nominees, award recipients were recognized for the significant role they play in young children’s lives. Nominees work in child care, early childhood development programs and services, and in Parent Link Centres.

“Our government understands quality early childhood development helps ensure children have the best opportunities for success. Interactions with these skilled professionals significantly impact children’s development and well-being. Congratulations to all nominees and recipients on a job well done.”

~ Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services

Recipients came from communities across the province, including Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Jasper and Sherwood Park.

The 10th annual awards recognize the best of Alberta’s early childhood educators and programs licensed by Human Services and Education. Awards are given to individuals, teams and for programs, and recipients were selected for their leadership, creativity, innovation and collaborative approaches to their work.

“I am overjoyed that Good Shepherd Out of School Care was recognized for providing exceptional care to children in our community. Fort McMurray Catholic Schools is pleased to provide this service to children attending any of our seven programs.”

~ Janet Huffman, Out of School Care Program Manager

Human Services hosted the awards, which were supported by CTV Two Television and Wintergreen Learning Materials.

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