CapU’s Julia Black awarded 2021 Child Care Award of Excellence
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Julia Black, program coordinator for the School of Early Childhood Care and Education at Capilano University, has received the 2021 Child Care Award of Excellence - Partnerships Award. This award from the Government of BC recognizes individuals, organizations and local governments for outstanding work in helping families and communities thrive.
The award celebrates the achievements of those who have demonstrated leadership in providing or supporting the delivery of quality early years programs in British Columbia. Black is receiving this award together with Mary Battle, director of Childcare and Early Learning, Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, for their collaborative, rapid work to support early childhood educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In summer 2020, Black and Battle quickly created a cohort-based program to offer early childhood education courses to assistant educators working in the field in a way that met public health guidelines. This cohort program allowed early childhood educators to strengthen their credentials while supporting families facing a critical need for childcare during the pandemic.
“On a daily basis, Julia makes extraordinary contributions in her role with the ECCE Department and in the community,” said Brad Martin, dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Human Development at Capilano University. “This is yet one more example of the positive impact she has on families, children and her profession.”
Black and Battle will be honoured May 18, 2021 at the 2021 Child Care Awards of Excellence virtual ceremony hosted by Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care and Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. The ceremony will can be viewed on the BC Government YouTube channel starting on May 25, 2021.
Submitted by: Linda Munro, Communications