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Honorary Awards

All applications must be received no later than October 25th for the January Awards. In order to submit the nomination form, you will be required to upload a one page narrative about your nominee, including professional experience, recognition and honors received, education, other professional and civic affiliations, and the reason they are deserving of this honor. This document should be in PDF format.

Rhonda Corley Friend of Children Award

This award is to be given annually to an outstanding South Carolinian who is a strong advocate for the needs of South Carolina’s children. The recipient does not have to be a member of SCECA to receive the award.

Rosemary Althouse Higher Education Award

This award is to be given annually and will recognize outstanding research, service, or teaching in higher education related to Early Childhood Education and Developmentally Appropriate Practice. The recipient does not need to be a member of SCECA to receive the award.

Jeanne Greene Administrator’s Award

This award is given annually to an outstanding person who serves in an administrative position who works for the needs of South Carolina’s children. The recipient must be a current member of SCECA and work with public, private or church related centers.

Saundra Ground Educator’s Award

This award is given annually to an outstanding educator (childcare worker, teacher, teacher assistant, etc.) who works with children in South Carolina. The recipient must be a current member of SCECA.

Noelle Patrick McInerney Student of the Year Award

This award is given annually to a deserving student of Early Childhood Education. The recipient does not have to be a member of SCECA to receive the award. One year’s membership is also included in this award.

Outstanding District Member Award

Nominated by each District President.