Monadnock Region Early Childhood              Educator of the Year Award


Nomination Information

Purpose:

To recognize outstanding Early Childhood Educators in the Monadnock Region who work with children from birth to five years old.  There will be one winner selected.

 

Eligibility:

  1. 2019 winners - Cindy Bechard, Linda Kinson and Siobhan Raymond are not eligible
  2. Nominees must currently be employed in a New Hampshire licensed home based, licensed center based, or school based program within the Monadnock Region working with children from birth to age 5.
  3. Nominees must have at least 3 years' experience in early education.
  4. All nominees must work in a New Hampshire program located in one of the following towns in the Monadnock Region (as defined by Monadnock United Way):
    • Alstead, Antrim, Bennington, Chesterfield, Deering, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Francestown, Gilsum, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Harrisville, Hillsborough, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Mason, Nelson, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Richmond, Rindge, Roxbury, Sharon, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Temple, Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland, Winchester, and Windsor

 

Selection Process:

Parents/family members/guardians, colleagues and/or administrators may make a nomination by fully completing the online form or by mailing or dropping it off at Cheshire Children's Museum, 149 Emerald Street, Keene, NH 03431.  No other materials will be accepted.

 

A panel of judges representing our community will select one winner.

 

Important Dates:

February 1, 2020 - Nomination period opens

April 18, 2020 - Nomination forms must be received by 5:00 pm online or at Cheshire Children's Museum

May 5, 2020 - Celebration at Cheshire Children's Museum, 5:30-7:00pm.  Networking from 5:30-6:00pm.  Program begins at 6:00pm.

 

Prizes:

Each winning educator will receive a field trip to Cheshire Children's Museum for their class.  Additional prizes will be announced at the celebration.

 

Sponsors:

Cheshire Children's Museum, Monadnock United Way/Impact Monadnock