CCAV Awards Nominations – Now Closed

Nomination GuidelinesCCAV-64004-final

Providers can only run in ONE category, so pick the BEST fit for your Nominee! Nominees must work in a legally-operating, state regulated child care center or home.

This includes Licensed, Religious Exempt, Voluntarily Registered, Locally-Permitted, Recreational/Instructional Exempt.  (Child Care Homes must be state licensed if they currently care for more than 5 children. This law changes July 1, 2016 to 4 children!)

Your nominee may not be a staff member of any Child Care Aware agency. Child Care Aware personnel are not eligible to participate in nominations or voting.

Child Care Aware of Virginia neither endorses nor recommends any nominated or winning individual or facility.

Nominate your favorite legally-operating child care provider in 1 of 5 special categories. We have separated categories to honor both home and center-based providers:

Center-based Categories:

  • Infant/Toddler Center Care: Cares for children birth – 35 months providing consistent & continuous adult-child interactions in a center environment
  • Preschool Center Care: Cares for children 3 – 5 years old providing opportunities to build long-term trusting relationships in a center environment
  • School-Age Center Care: Cares for children 5-12 years old in out-of-school-time settings providing an environment that fosters independence in a center environment
  • Best All-Around Child Care Center: Provides superb, high-quality child care from classroom to classroom in an organized, well-managed center environment

Home-based Categories:

  • Infant/Toddler Home-based Care: Cares for children birth – 35 months providing consistent & continuous adult-child interactions in a family child care home environment
  • Preschool Home-based Care: Cares for children 3 – 5 years old providing opportunities to build long-term trusting relationships in a family child care home environment
  • School-Age Home-based Care: Cares for children 5-12 years old in out-of-school-time settings providing an environment that fosters independence in a family child care home environment
  • Best All-Around Family Child Care Home: Provides superb, high-quality child care in an organized, safe and nurturing family child care home environment

Lifetime Achievement (This category is for both Center and Home based care; there will only be one winner): Longevity and overall excellence in the field, with 20+ years’ service, and a demonstrated commitment to a career of caring for children.

*Winner will receive the Sharon R. Veatch Lifetime Achievement Award, in honor of Child Care Aware of Virginia’s recently-retired Executive Director, who envisioned and created the CCAV Awards, and who dedicated her entire career to the education, health, safety and well-being of children.

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