Champions for Children

Champions for Children

The New York Association for the Education of Young Children recognizes individuals who have dedicated their work, time and resources to children, families and the field of early care and education.

The Annual Awards Committee reviews the nominations for NYAEYC Champions for Children awards. Nominations are accepted by anyone who recommends a candidate and completes the nomination form. Please read the nomination guidelines to ensure your submission is complete and provides all the information the selection committee will need.

The honorees will be recognized at the Champions for Children Awards Event during the 2020 Annual NYAEYC Conference on Friday, April 3 at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.

Congratulations to our 2019 Champions for Children!

Melissa Hasty – Early Childhood Leader

Pamela Wells – Early Childhood Leader

Jenn O’Connor – Early Childhood Support

Jeanne Loysen – NYAEYC Member of the Year


~ Award Categories ~
Early Childhood Leader
Early Childhood Supporter
Member of the Year
Student/ New Professional Leader

Previous Champions for Children 


Nomination Information:

Submit Online

Download a Nomination Form

Send nominations via email to

Or by mail:
Champions for Children
230 Washington Ave Ext.
Albany, NY 12203


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