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ECDA Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Development 2021

​​​*NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED*

The ECDA Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Development recognises exemplary early childhood (EC) leaders, teachers and educarers, as well as centres that have excelled in teaching and learning and in their innovative practice. This year, th​e ECDA Awards will also recognise Early Intervention Professionals and Learning Support Educators. 

The call for nominations is now closed. ​The Award Categories are as follows: ​​​​

About the ECDA ​Awards

A. Individual Awards (Outstanding and Promising Categories)

​​​​​1. Outstanding/Promising Early Childhood Educarer Award ​​​​

This Award recognises the achievements of exemplary educarers who expand the boundaries of professionalism and scale up the quality of their curriculum and pedagogical practices. 

These are educarers committed to delivering high quality early childhood care and education. They make a positive difference in the lives of infants and toddlers and their families. 

​Download the nomination form here. ​

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​​​​​2. Outstanding/Promising Early Childhood Teacher Award ​​​​

This Award recognises the achievements of exemplary teachers who expand the boundaries of professionalism and scale up the quality of their curriculum and pedagogical practices. 

These are teachers committed to delivering high quality early childhood care and education. They make a positive difference in the lives of young children and their families. 

​Download the nomination form here. ​​

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​​​​​3. Outstanding/Promising Early Childhood Leader Award​​​​ ​​​​

This Award recognises the achievements of exemplary principals of ECDCs. These Principals excel in organisational, curriculum, collaborative leadership and exemplify quality professional behaviours and practices. They are committed to delivering high quality early childhood care and education to young children and their families. 

​Download the nomination form here. ​

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​​​​​4. Outstanding/Promising Early Intervention Professional Award ​– NEW!​​​​ ​​​​

This Award recognises the achievements of outstanding and promising Early Intervention Teachers and Learning Support Educators who excel in designing and implementing early intervention/learning support programmes. 

They exemplify quality professional behaviours and practices, and strive for excellence through continuing professional development. They are dedicated to strengthening partnerships with families and the community to make a difference in the lives of children with developmental needs. 

​Download the nomination form here. ​​​

B. Centre Awards

​​​​​5. Outstanding Centre for Teaching & Learning Award ​​​​

This Award recognises ECDCs which have excellent programmes, processes and learning environments that drive outstanding teaching and learning practices. These practices support and facilitate young children's holistic development. 

These are centres committed to delivering high quality early childhood care and education that benefits young children and their families. 

​Download the nomination form here. ​

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​​​​​6. Early Childhood Innovation Award ​​​​

This Award recognises ECDCs which have undertaken the ECDA’s Innovation Grant or Practitioner Inquiry Project to nurture a culture of innovation that have improved and enhanced existing programmes, curriculum and pedagogical practices, processes or services. 

These centres are committed to delivering high quality early childhood care and education services that benefit young children and their families. 

​Only ECDA-funded Innovation Grant & Practitioner Inquiry Projects will be automatically considered for this Award. ​​

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Nomination Procedures

For more information on the eligibility criteria and nomination procedures of the ECDA Awards 2021, please refer to the nomination forms available for download above. All nominations have closed.​

For more information, please email ECDA_Awards@ecda.gov.sg, with the subject “ECDA Awards 2021 (name of Award Category)”.​​​​​​​​​​​​