The 20th Annual ECE Awards Celebration

Thursday, November 7th, 2024


Kids Can Fly has been promoting the wellness of children in Brantford/Brant since 2001. One of our favourite ways to do this is by celebrating the people who invest in young children through our annual ECE Awards Celebration!

This year, celebrate this incredibly important line of work with other like-minded individuals on Thursday, November 7th, 2024, at the TownePlace Suites.

Attendees will enjoy a beautiful venue, delicious food and a cash bar. Stay tuned for more details as this year’s event approaches!

Award nominations will open SUMMER 2024.

We are currently seeking sponsors for this year’s event! Learn more about our fantastic sponsorship program, or sign up at the link below.

Congratulations to our 2023 Winners!


Donn Zver “Love of Reading” Award: Regina Jetleb

Early Learning Award of Excellence: Valerie Tansley

Early Learning Spirit Award: Karrie-Anne LaCombe

Making Every Kid Matter: Amber Gibbons

Nancy Corke “Joy of Nature” Award: GROWE Outdoor School

Parents Choice Award: Sue Taylor

Resiliency Award: St. George Children’s Centre

Rising Star Award: Bethany Taite

Sharon Brooks Leadership Award: Jennifer Dawson

Wee Watch Commemorative Memorial Award: Kathy Rennie

Congratulations to our 2023 Lifetime Achievement Recipients!


Michelle Hill and Shannon Wood earned their 20-Year Pins!

Audrey Thompson and Robyn Berardi earned their 30-Year Pins!

Maria McCann, Valerie Rosebrugh and Sherry Lickers were recognized for 40 years of service!

Do you know an outstanding individual or program making a difference in the world of Early Childhood Education in Brantford/Brant County?

Nominations for the 2024 awards will open this summer. ECEs, RECEs, support staff, volunteers, home daycare providers and centres/programs are eligible to be nominated for various awards.

Keep an eye on this page or Kids Can Fly’s social media for updates, and get ready to nominate!


Scroll down to see photos from last year’s ECE Awards Celebration!