Congratulationsto the 2018 Grant & Award Winners! Catherine Dunn-Ryan Grant AwardZubeda Kazi, Pillars Academy, Mission ViejoDocia Zavitovsky Play Matters Grant AwardSaima Khan, Santa Ana Unified School DistrictLeonor Wilson Grant AwardIlleane Ruiz, Santa Ana College Early ChildEducation CenterAlma Green Grant AwardPaula Sanchez, MAOF/SSA, TustinFamily CampusOCAEYC Awards: Excellence in ECEHuntington Beach City School District, Preschool Academy: Outstanding ECE ProgramAlejandra Bosch: Outstanding Pretendgineer, Pretend City Children’s MuseumCecibel Ostorga: Outstanding Parent Coordinator, Magnolia SchoolReadiness ProgramJoyce Jones: Outstanding Director and Leader, St. Paul’s Preschool, TustinMelissa Wheelahan: Outstanding Coach and Mentor, Orange CountyDepartment of EducationTejal Patel: Outstanding Administrator, Rainbow Rising, IrvineCarrie Cawthon, Outstanding Outside Classroom Coordinator, Pegasus School, Huntington BeachDonna Schwartze, Outstanding Mentor Teacher and Program Director,Irvine Community Nursery SchoolSusan Mendez, Outstanding Preschool Teacher, Fountain Valley School District State PreschoolWendy Fitzharris, Outstanding Preschool Teacher, Los Alamitos Unified School District Preschool ProgramMaria Pantaleon, Outstanding Preschool Teacher and Teacher Assistant, Cypress Elementary School District, and Anaheim Elementary School District

 

Deadline has closed for 2018.
 
Beginning in 2018, recipients of OCAEYC Awards and Grants must be current OCAEYC members.
 

The following grants are available:

 

Alma Green Grant Award: $300 for an applicant who is at least 35 years of age and beginning or returning to serious education at an accredited institution for child development or related courses or for registration fees to seminars of related subject matter.

 

Jill Dubin Grant Award: $300 for an applicant who is pursuing a career with school-age children. Award must be used at an accredited institution for courses on school-age development or education or for registration fees to seminars on this subject matter.

 

Barbara Hartman Grant Award: $300 for an applicant who is a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in child development related courses. Award must be used at an accredited institution for child development or related courses.

 

Leonor Wilson Grant Award: $300 for an applicant who shows professional promise and contributions to the profession of early childhood education. Award must be used at an accredited institution for child development or related courses or for registration fees to seminars of related subjects.

 

Play Matters - Docia Zavitovsky Grant Award: $300 for an applicant who has displayed the essential qualities of the focus of Docia’s work: that play is essential to healthy human development. The award will be given to an early education professional who has demonstrated exceptional efforts to place play in heart of children's lives. The award is to be used at an accredited institution for child development or related coursework or for registration fees to seminars of related subject matter or to develop play-based curriculum, present at a conference, provide staff development, or develop research that demonstrates the outcomes of play based curriculum.

 

Catherine Dunn-Ryan Scholarship: $300 scholarship to professional who has demonstrated exceptional mentorship to other teachers in the field.

  

Click here to see the 2017 Winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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