Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education
2013 Recipients List

2013 Recipients List
Province Setting Community Educator Community Name of Setting Name of Educator Type of Setting Highlights
British Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Vernon Vernon North Okanagan Child Care Society Shawna Miller-Poitras Childcare centre for 4 years Little farmers in their own community garden, and helpers to residents of the local seniors home, educator connects students to a world that extends far beyond their classroom.
British Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond Richmond Rise And Shine Montessori Shyrose Nurmohamed Group childcare centre for 30 months to 5 years "If you can dream it, you can do it": through careful observation and drawing from a variety of philosophies, educator tailors activities to suit each child individually.
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement
Burnaby Burnaby Munchkin Land Family Daycare Rosangela Giacobetti In-home multi-age childcare for 1 to 12 years Educator's insightful and innovative ideas lead her students to explore and appreciate life from the smallest of flowers to the tallest trees.
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement
Delta Delta Wee Kids Family Day Care Christine MacLeod Family childcare for 1 to 12 years Classroom is no place for "I can't": educator works with children to promote self-confidence and teach them to look out for each other.
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement
Chilliwack Agassiz A:lmelhawtxw Early Education Centre Marilyn Gail Michell Aboriginal Head Start Program, Language Nest for 0 to 6 years Respected Elder and early childhood educator brings Sto:lo First Nations teaching into the classroom with ease and finesse: ripple effect created in the community as children bring Halq'eméylem language teachings back home.
British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement
New Westminster New Westminster Urban Academy Junior Kindergarten Nadejda Vassev Junior kindergarten (preschool) for 3 to 5 years From photo journalism and "upcycled" projects, educator lays the foundation for life-long learning, and guides students on an exciting journey, exploring the world around them.
Nova Scotia
Certificate of Excellence
Halifax Halifax Peter Green Hall Children's Centre Justin West Licenced full time childcare centre for 3.5 to 5 years From drawing self-portraits and organizing an exhibition of their work, to being an elevator man, or making a scary movie, educator lets students explore their interests with curious enthusiasm and shows them the sky's the limit.
Ontario
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto Toronto Ryerson University School Of Early Childhood Studies Early Learning Centre Angelique Sanders Laboratory childcare centre for 2.5 to 4 years Educator with an ear for languages builds a classroom where all languages are welcome; where children discover, understand and accept the different ways people talk, live, sing, eat, pray, cook and count.
Ontario
Certificate of Achievement
Mississauga Mississauga Erindale Nursery School Karen Chaplin Child care centre for 2.5 to 5 years Like a magician, educator captivates students' attention through stimulating activities and works to build relationships with and between the children.
Ontario
Certificate of Achievement
Carleton Place Perth Carleton Place Childcare Services Linda Magill Preschool child care centre for Solar systems, knights and castles, paramedics in helicopters: educator stops at nothing to give students a chance to step away from the ordinary and learn something new.
Saskatchewan
Certificate of Excellence
Moose Jaw Moose Jaw Southwest Daycare and Early Learning Centre, Inc. Lucille Gilliland Childcare and Early Learning Centre for 18 months to 12 years Highly respected educator promotes belief that children are our future; creatively adapts her classroom, projects and technology to ensure that students have no shortage of ways to express themselves.
Saskatchewan
Certificate of Achievement
Regina Regina École St. Mary Michelle Dizy Preschool for 3 to 4 years This educator makes French immersion so fun that it becomes difficult to see the difference between playing and learning.
Prince Edward Island
Certificate of Achievement
Charlottetown Cornwall Holland College Early Learning Centre Sandra Dennis Early years centre for 0 to 5 years With a warm heart and a constant smile, educator has her students running out the door, excited to discover what she has in store for them that day.
Québec
Certificate of Achievement
Sorel-Tracy Sorel-Tracy Centre de la petite enfance La Marelle Isabelle Massé and Martine Sauvé Early years centre for children ages 18 months to 5 years Humour and mutual assistance characterize this inseparable duo. With a group of children including a large number of whom present with social skills problems, Isabelle Massé and Martine Sauvé have created a book on the French language using the children’s drawings.
Québec
Certificate of Achievement
Montreal Côte Saint-Luc Centre de la petite enfance du Centre communautaire juif Alegre Mizrahi Child care centre for 18 months to 5 years With a keen ability to see and embrace opportunity, this educator has both grown and beautified her centre, adding a triptych mural of a Montreal scene.
Québec
Certificate of Achievement
Saint-Zotique Saint-Zotique Coin des lutins, Saint-Zotique inc. Marco Rioux Daycare for children ages 18 months to 5 years This educator highlights the children's unique qualities and pushes them to perform tasks enabling them to improve their competence in the most difficult situations.
Yukon
Certificate of Achievement
Whitehorse Whitehorse Maranatha Playschool Joan Berriman Child care centre for infants At the age of 71, educator still draws daily on her special gift for listening and respecting to engage her clients and break down cultural silos.