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 4 children.
Your nominee may not be a staff member of any Child Care Aware of Virginia agency. Child Care Aware of Virginia personnel are not eligible to participate in nominations or voting.
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. Sharon envisioned and created the Child Care Appreciation Awards and dedicated her entire career to the education, health, safety and well-being of children.