The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) is pleased to offer for a second year the opportunity to honor exceptional educators and exceptional instructional leaders who have demonstrated quality skills in contributing to the early childhood education and out of school time field.  EEC will honor the contributions of  up to 10 outstanding educators and instructional leaders in each of the 5 regions.

All applications must be returned to your regional Educator and Provider Support Grantee no later than 4:00 PM on March 1, 2013. You will find contact information for regional Educator and Provider Support Grantees in the application packet. Please follow these directions to make sure your application is complete.

There are two separate awards you can be nominated for:

  1. Exceptional Educator award Word document  - this award is for educators who are in a classroom.
  2. Exceptional Instructional Leader award Word document  - this award is for instructional leaders who provide support to staff, the field and observe classroom practices of staff (i.e. supervisors, lead teacher etc).