Who is a PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion?
A Champion(s) is a two-year cohort awarded to passionate early childhood educators. The goal is to recognize, spotlight, and celebrate committed early childhood educators; provide them pathways for growth; create community and networking opportunities; and build relationships between them and local stations. Over the course of two years, these educators will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of community building, leadership, and professional learning opportunities and activities. The kick-off is an awards dinner and summit that will be hosted in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference in November.
Nominees must be able to attend a PBS Edcamp hosted at KET in Lexington on November 10th. Nominees should be passionate about early childhood education and about professional learning opportunities and community building activities. Nominee can come from a variety of backgrounds including: certified Pre-K, Head Start and early elementary teachers, childcare providers, family members, and others in early learning settings.
Award categories include but are not limited to those that: have demonstrated commitment to creativity in developing a learning environment, problem solving, fostering equity and inclusion, integrating arts and media, community engagement, family engagement, self-motivated professional learning, improving educational quality, and mentoring.