RECEs Receive Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education
Congratulations to Tanya Farzaneh and Sabrina Rehman, the two registered early childhood educators who received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education.
The Premier’s Awards recognize outstanding and innovative early childhood educators. Tanya is a prime example in her work with children and families, as well as Sabrina, in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs she has established. .
Tanya received a Certificate of Completion for her work, which involves regularly engaging with children’s families by inviting them to participate in activities like museum visits, nature programs and parenting workshops. . She is also very interested in the cultural diversity of families through food, art and even the languages spoken at home through the signage and materials used at the childcare center. These activities help to create a sense of community and a sense of belonging. By engaging with children and families in this way, Tanya has applied Standard I: Caring and Caring Relationships of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice (2017) and has demonstrated it in her practice.
Sabrina received a Certificate of Excellence for her work creating a STEM program, which encourages children to discover and become interested in abstract concepts through rock sorting and leaf conservation activities, for example. She has also set up a manufacturing space where children can design creations that protect the environment. Sabrina applies Standard II: Curriculum and Pedagogy (paragraph C.3 in particular) to her curriculum, using a variety of materials to create and adapt learning environments that promote children’s exploration and learning.
To learn more about the innovative initiatives of each of these women in the early childhood education sector, click here.
The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice is available on the College’s website.