National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators

Awards and Grants

The deadline for nominations for the NAECTE 2020 awards is coming soon. Please nominate your early childhood colleagues for the Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award, Outstanding Practitioner Award, or Outstanding Dissertation Award. There are also 2 travel awards for graduate student travel.  Do not let this opportunity pass by! Each prestigious award is sponsored by a top publisher–Pearson, Taylor & Francis, Cengage–and includes a substantial monetary prize.

To nominate someone, please fill out the NAECTE Award Nomination form and follow the criteria as outlined below and in the nomination form. Inquiries regarding awards and nominations can be directed to Kelli Odden and Eun Kyeong Cho at kelli.odden@mayvillestate.edu and eunkyeong.cho@unh.edu. Each year at its fall conference, NAECTE presents the awards. The awards are:

  1. The NAECTE/Pearson Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award
  2. The NAECTE/Taylor & Francis Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award
  3. The NAECTE/Cengage Learning Outstanding Early Childhood Practitioner Award
  4. The NAECTE/Cengage Learning Outstanding Dissertation Award
  5. The NAECTE Student Travel Grants, sponsored by Taylor & Francis
  6. The NAECTE Foundation Advocacy Award
  7. The NAECTE Foundation Award for Research on Early Childhood Teacher Education: a) Early Career Research Award OR b) Established Career Research Award
  8. The NAECTE Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
  9. The Taylor & Francis/NAECTE Foundation Outstanding JECTE Journal Article (note: The editor, in cooperation with members of the editorial board, selects the winning article)
Awards Criteria

2019 Awards and Recipients

  • NAECTE/Pearson Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award was presented to:
    Dr. Mari Riojas-Cortez, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • NAECTE/Taylor & Francis Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award was presented to:
    Dr. Anne Karabon, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • NAECTE/Cengage Outstanding Dissertation Award was presented to:
    Dr. Brittany Hewett, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • NAECTE/Cengage Outstanding Practitioner Award was presented to:
    Eloah Caldas Decat, University of South Florida
  • NAECTE Early Career Research Award was presented to:
    No Awardee
  • NAECTE Established Career Research Award was presented to:
    No Awardee
  • NAECTE Doctoral Scholarship Award was presented to:
    Amanda Wiehe Lopes, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • NAECTE Advocacy Award was presented to:
    Dr. Jill Davis, University of Central Oklahoma
  • NAECTE/Taylor & Francis Travel Grant was presented to:
    Qiuju Tian, East Tennessee State University and
    Demi Siskind, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education Outstanding Journal Article of the Year was presented to:
    Drs. Bing Xiao and Joseph Tobin for their article titled, The use of video as a tool for reflection with preservice teachers.

Past recipients of these awards