This award acknowledges exceptional teachers who are giving care and education to infants and young children. It is a symbol of appreciation for their passion, inspiration, and invaluable efforts as a part of the Tucson J ECE staff. This award is honored to one Lead Teacher and one Assistant Teacher or Support Faculty.

To be eligible for nomination an individual must have been employed in ECE for at least two years.

Your reason for nomination should demonstrate your nominee’s ability to excel in the classroom and have an impact beyond the classroom walls. It should include specific examples utilizing the following criteria:

*Acts as a role model
*Shows dedication and loyalty
*Understands and embraces the JCC and ECE missions
*Exhibits an openness to new ideas
*Achieves and maintains professional standards
*Puts children’s needs before own
*Helps, mentors and is a team player
*Demonstrates flexibility
*Exhibits the desire to grow as a professional (goes beyond required 18 hours of annual training)
*Demonstrates a professional work ethic (responsible, good attendance, on-time, pride in job)
*Creates a positive environment (a “yes” and “can do attitude”; shows enjoyment for being here)
*Is respectful and non-judgmental to adults and children

ECE Professional Excellence Award Form

    Nominee Info

    Nominator Info

    Are you a J employee? (If so which department, or N/A if not)(Required)
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    Nomination Recognition
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