Monadnock Region Early Childhood              Educator of the Year Award

Nomination Information


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 from licensed home programs and one winner from center/school based programs.



  1. 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.
  2. Nominees must have at least 3 years' experience in early education.
  3. 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 off a fully completed application at Cheshire Children's Museum, 149 Emerald Street, Keene, NH 03431.  No other materials will be accepted.


A panel of judges will select one winner from home based programs and one from center/school programs.


Important Dates:

January 15, 2019 - Nomination period opens

March 15, 2019 - Nomination forms must be received by 5:00pm online or at Cheshire Children's Museum

April 15, 2019 - Nominators and award winners notified

April 30, 2019 - Celebration at Cheshire Children's Museum, 6:00-7:30pm.  Networking from 6:00-6:30pm.  Program begins at 6:30pm.



Each winning educator will receive a field trip to Cheshire Children's Museum for their current class to be used by June 30, 2019.  Additional prizes will be announced at the April 30, 2019 celebration.



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


Nomination Form - Must be Received by 5:00pm on March 15, 2019
1. Print
2. Fully complete form (in legible handwriting, please)
3. Mail or drop off at Cheshire Children's Museum, 149 Emerald Street, Keene, NH 03431
Early Childhood Educator Form.pdf
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