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Ontario Premier Honours RECEs

Jun 29, 2012

College members Charlene Moss and Gloria Bauman were recently honoured for their expertise and innovation in early childhood education when they received Premier’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.

The Premier’s Awards, originally launched in 2006, recognize remarkable education professionals making a difference in Ontario schools and childcare centres.

This year, in light of full-day kindergarten and emerging studies on the importance of early learning, the Ministry of Education highlighted the fundamental role that registered early childhood educators (RECEs) play in the lives of children and families by creating two new award categories: Early Childhood Educator of the Year and Full-Day Kindergarten Team of the Year.

Charlene Moss, RECE, received the prestigious Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award for her ability to tap into the individual creative spirits of the children at Arbour Glen Day Nursery where she works. Moss encourages the children in her care to express themselves through artwork and by exploring their own interests.

Fellow RECE Gloria Bauman, on the other hand, was honoured for her ability to achieve results by being a team player. Bauman and her Floradale Public School colleague Janet Martin were named Full-Day Kindergarten Team of the Year in recognition of their combined efforts to promote the benefits of the full-day learning program. By embracing the play-based learning model, the RECE and teacher were able to help Ontario’s youngest students meet the Waterloo Region District School Board’s reading targets.

Please join the College in congratulating these members on their outstanding achievement!