PACCA is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Educator of the Year and the 2017 Award of Excellence. The awards recognize contributions made by PACCA members to the early care and education profession. Any early learning provisional, regardless of whether he/she is a PACCA member, may make nominations. Nominations are due by FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017.

The Educator of the Year award honors outstanding service and accomplishments in the delivery of services to children. It is given to an individual at a PACCA member agency who has contributed significantly to the direct care and education of young children.

The Award of Excellence honors outstanding service and accomplishments in the field of administration. The award is presented to a member of PACCA who has demonstrated qualities of vision (ability to see possibilities for making things happen and communicating this vision to others), teamwork (ability to work with and support others) and leadership (willingness to reach out to benefit the child care community).

Nominees will be contacted by Monday, July 18, 2017 and asked to supply:

1) Resume or a brief write up of their education and work history
2) Director Sign-off (for Educator of the Year nominees)
3) Short essay on one of the following three topic areas:
     • What were the factors that influenced you to become an educator of young children?
     • What can you do to strengthen and improve the early care and education profession?
     • What do you consider to be the major early care and education issues today?

Responses from nominees will be due back by August 11, 2017. Recipients will be notified by August 31, 2017 of the committee's decision, and will be honored at the 2017 ECE Summit in State College in October.

* I am nominating the person below for the following award:

* Nominee Information

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* Use this space to describe why this person is deserving of this recognition.

You may include testimonials from children, fellow staff and parents to illustrate your nominee’s exceptional work. Attachments can be faxed to 717-724-9519, emailed to, or mailed to PACCA, 20 Erford Road, Suite 302, Lemoyne, PA 17043.

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