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October 5, 2012
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Early Years Centre operator receives national award

Education and Early Childhood Development

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The owner of an Early Years Centre in Prince Edward Island has received national recognition for excellence in early childhood education, says Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Alan McIsaac.

“I am pleased to congratulate such a dedicated and outstanding educator in Prince Edward Island’s early childhood development system,” said Minister McIsaac. “Through her work as an early years centre operator and educator, Elizabeth Jeffery strives to develop close relationships with parents, families and children. This is a prime example of how educators can work together to encourage students and children to succeed.”

Elizabeth Jeffrey, owner of Little Wonders Child Care Centre in Charlottetown, was presented with the 2012 Prime Ministers Award for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education at a ceremony in Ottawa this week. Over 94 teachers and educators from across the country were recognized as part of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2012.

The Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence honours outstanding elementary and secondary school teachers who, through the innovative use of information and communications technologies in the classroom, help students develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in the digital economy.

The awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education honours exceptional early childhood educators who help build the foundation that young children need to make the best start in life.

A list of all Teaching Excellence award winners for 2012 can be found at, while a list of Excellence in Early Childhood Education award winners can be found at .

Media Contact: Laura Steeves
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