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Prime Minister Honours RECEs

Nov 5, 2012

Congratulations to the 2012 recipients of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education! Four members of the College were awarded the Ontario Certificate of Achievement and celebrated for their exceptional work in building a foundation for children to make the best start in their lives. They are:

Lisa Lamarre from Ottawa, ON. Lamarre has been a Council member at the College of Early Childhood Educators since 2011 and has been active in the early learning sector since 1985. Credited for putting words into action, Lamarre works at the Algonquin College Early Learning Centre. She has years of experience training teachers in early childhood education and runs a renowned demonstration program in the Ottawa community.

Patricia Barber from Hagersville, ON. Barber works at the Ekwaamjigenang Children’s Centre, an institution that provides a culturally based positive learning environment for children. Barber is credited for being an up-to-date and informed educator in the sector. She is commended for her initiative in looking for new ways to improve activities, create partnerships and offer resources to parents and colleagues.

Charlene Moss from London, ON. Moss, who was also named Early Childhood Educator of Year at the Premier’s Awards for Teaching Excellence this year, has a track record of success and innovation. At Arbour Glen Day Nursery, she turns each child’s encounter into a lesson by tapping to connections and resources.

Joanne Saunders from Ottawa, ON. Saunders brings passion to the Acorn Early Learning Centre where she is known as a creative and compassionate educator. She helps her students become independent citizens from an early age. Some of the activities she has planned for them include saving a turtle, writing a book and organizing fundraisers.

To read more on the celebrated early childhood educators across Canada, click here: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/pmate-ppmee.nsf/eng/wz01958.html