Early Childhood Educator Awards

Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Education AwardThe Knowledge Universe® annual Early Childhood Educator Award recognizes teachers who demonstrate exceptional skills in teaching young children with a $10,000 reward. Recipients are chosen yearly from more than 24,000 early childhood educators within the CCLC®, KinderCare® and Knowledge Beginnings® family of companies. Knowledge Universe® is the only early childhood education company to offer an award of such significance and one that seeks to raise awareness of the important impact made by these early childhood educators. The program reflects the company’s commitment to shine the spotlight on the many outstanding teachers who dedicate themselves to children and families in thousands of communities across the country.


301064_BonnieSeefeldt_75 Bonnie Seefeldt
Prekindergarten teacher, Brown Deer KinderCare in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.
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303056_JaimeRoshon_75 Jaime Roshon
Prekindergarten teacher, Pottstown Kindercare in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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301523_JoySemelka_75 Joy Semelka
Prekindergarten teacher, Sylvania KinderCare in Sylvania, Ohio
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000743_LuanneCline_75 LuAnn Cline
Prekindergarten teacher, Scripps Ranch Kindercare in San Diego, California
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000881_MaryellaBifano_75 Maryella Bifano
Prekindergarten teacher, Woodridge North KinderCare in Woodridge, Illinois
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300434_MyraArbuckle_75 Myra Arbuckle 
Preschool teacher, Park Road KinderCare in Charlotte, North Carolina
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000409_SimonChung_75 Simon Chung 
School-age teacher, Lone Tree Way KinderCare in Antioch, California
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300965_TenaChristianson_75 Tena Christianson
Preschool teacher, West Linn KinderCare in West Linn, Oregon
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301337_CherylSilva_75 Cheryl Silvia
Prekindergarten teacher, South Easton KinderCare in South Easton, Massachusetts.
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2013 Early Childhood Educator Award honorees:



Previous Early Childhood Educator Award Winners:

2012 Early Childhood Educator Awards 




2011 Early Childhood Educator Awards



2010 Early Childhood Educator Awards



2009 Early Childhood Educator Awards