The Early Childhood Assembly of the National Council for Teachers of English invites nominations for the Early Literacy Educator of the Year Awards. These awards recognize one master teacher and one teacher educator in the area of early childhood focusing on language and literacy development. We encourage nominators to think broadly with regard to the definition of educator; administrators, literacy specialists, tutors are powerful teachers, and we encourage these and other educators to included in our nominations. The Early Childhood Assembly will select nominees who demonstrate innovative, rich pedagogy in language arts in early childhood. The awards will be presented during the NCTE Annual Convention. The winners will be recognized and given a plaque, a set of professional books, and a lifetime membership to the Early Childhood Education Assembly. In addition, interviews with the Early Literacy Educators of the Year will be featured in the Early Childhood Assembly Yearbook. These awards are a wonderful opportunity to recognize creative, dedicated educators making an impact on the practice of English education in early childhood.
The Early Literacy Educator of the Year Awards:
recognize the work of outstanding early literacy educators;
bring recognition to the field of early literacy and its place in English education;
allow NCTE to recognize and acknowledge the importance of early language and literacy development;
invite outstanding early childhood educators to join the NCTE community to create networks of support and serve as advocates and in their field.