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The ECE of the Year Award

The ECE of the Year Award

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Welcome to HiMama’s Annual Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award

Recognizing Excellence in Early Education

Our goal at HiMama is to empower early childhood educators with affordable tools that enable them to improve learning outcomes for the children they work with each day. These early childhood professionals deserve recognition. We created the ECE of the Year Award to inspire others to share stories about incredible Educators in their community.

Early Childhood Professionals are dedicated, hard-working and passionate about improving learning outcomes for our youngest children, yet 55% of educators make less than $30k a year (2017 Child Care Industry Benchmark Report). It’s time to acknowledge and celebrate the Educator.


The 2017 Early Childhood Education Jury Includes:

Jury Photos for the Early Childhood Of the Year Award



Early Childhood Of the Year Award

HiMama's Early Childhood Educators of the Year - 2017 from HiMama


Why Participate

Educators Deserve Recognition
This is your opportunity to celebrate the impact that early learning leaders, child care workers, and preschool teachers have on our youngest children.
There Are Prizes
The winner will receive an award plaque and gift card for $250 in school supplies* As a nominator you’ll be automatically entered into a draw to win a Fitbit.


New This Year
Our expert jury panel will select the award winner from our top voted nominees
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How To Participate

Nominate an educator
Nominate a worthy educator using the form above. Be sure to include a photo (with permission).
Nominations begin November 15, 2017
Spread the word
Help your nominee win by spreading the word on social media and encouraging others to vote!
Vote once every 24 hours
Vote for Your Top 10
On December 4th, the top 10 nominations that receive the most community votes will be sent to our judging panel for consideration. The award winner will be selected by our judges and announced on December 13th 2017.


Read the bio of our last year's ECE Award winner here

Having trouble submitting a nominee? Email us at eceoftheyear@himama.com and we’ll be happy to help!


*Only early childhood educators’ resident to Canada or the US are eligible to win the ECE of the year award. However, we encourage nominations to recognize all early educators across the world!