Child Care Awards of Excellence
In 2014, 15 child-care providers, organizations and a municipality have been awarded 2014 Child Care Awards of Excellence in the following categories for their outstanding work on behalf of BC children and families. In addition, 43 licensed child-care facilities have also received a Child Care Legacy Award in recognition of more than 40 years of service to British Columbians.
Provincial: Recognizes licensed early childhood educators or licensed family child care providers.
- Elitsa Dobreva, Coquitlam
- Christine MacLeod, Delta
- Gordana Ostojic, Surrey
- Mariola Adamska, Surrey
- Helen Gill, Surrey
Innovation: Recognizes individuals and/or organizations providing service innovation in a non-traditional setting. This may include a StrongStart BC Centre, recreation centre program or programs offered by a business.
- Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Corporate Child Care, Burnaby
- Fernie School Age Child Care Ltd., Fernie
- Tsleil-Waututh Child and Family Development Centre, North Vancouver
- YMCA of Northern B.C., Prince George
- Guylaine Boilard, Vancouver
- Barbara Massis, Vancouver
- Westwood Montessori, Coquitlam
- Emily Vera, Richmond
Local Government: Honours local governments that demonstrate excellence in their support of, and current involvement in, the delivery of existing child care initiatives.
Leadership – Business: Honours licensed businesses that provide non-direct child-care service delivery – through external partnerships – to provide exceptional child care support for employees and their children.
- The Onni Group, Vancouver
Leadership – Emerging Leader: Recognizes licensed early childhood educators who meet a number of criteria, including demonstrating leadership in the child care community.
- Tina Richardson, Abbotsford
- Lynette Mikalishen, Prince George
Leadership – Lifetime Achievement: Recognizes a child-care professional’s outstanding contributions to enriching the lives of children and families. These contributions may be through innovation, knowledge or new ways to improve professional practice.
- Penny Coates, Victoria
- Toni Hoyland, Victoria
Child Care Legacy Awards: Recognizes licensed child-care facilities that have provided more than 40 years of service.
- Faith Lutheran Preschool, Burnaby
- Grace Lutheran Preschool, Burnaby
- Puddle Splashers, Burnaby
- St. Alban’s Daycare, Burnaby
- Village Daycare Society, Burnaby
- Arcadian Early Learning, Duncan
- Hornby Island Daycare, Hornby Island
- Malaspina Child Care Development Society, Nanaimo
- Malaspina Preschool, Nanaimo
- Lonsdale Creek Daycare Centre (two programs), North Vancouver
- Sunrise Preschool, Parksville
- Brighouse Preschool Centre, Richmond
- Little Friends Preschool, Richmond
- Cloverdale Christian Early Learning, Surrey
- Village Montessori, Surrey
- Terrace Child Development Centre, Terrace
- Berwick Child Development Centre, Vancouver
- Boat Daycare, Vancouver
- Dickens Out of School Care, Vancouver
- Dunbar Memorial Preschool, Vancouver
- Hastings Community Centre Preschool, Vancouver
- Jasper Crescent Day Care (two programs), Vancouver
- Learning Tree, Vancouver
- Little People Parent Participation Preschool, Vancouver
- Marineview Preschool, Vancouver
- Marpole Oakridge Daycare Society, Vancouver
- Montessori Day Care Society, Vancouver
- Pooh Corner Daycare Centre (two programs), Vancouver
- Renfrew Park Community Centre Preschool, Vancouver
- Secord Out of School Care, Vancouver
- St. Michael’s Day Care Centre, Vancouver
- Shannon Day Care (two programs), Vancouver
- Spare Time Fun Centre, Vancouver
- Vancouver Talmud Torah Nursery School, Vancouver
- Wesbrook Parent Participation Preschool, Vancouver
- Fairfield Community Out of School Care, Victoria
- James Bay Community School Society, Victoria
- Metchosin Preschool, Victoria
- West Vancouver Child Development Centre, West Vancouver