Recognizing Amazing Teachers

Excellence in Early Care and Education Award

Meet the 2022 Excellence in Early Care and Education Award Recipient

This year, The Family Conservancy honored Angie Carnes, a lifelong advocate for children, at our annual Provider Appreciation Celebration in May. Angie has been changing the lives of the children and families in her care for decades.

Excellence in Early Care and Education Award

Teachers play a critical role in preparing young children for success in school and life by nurturing their social, emotional, physical and educational development.

This year, The Family Conservancy will honor one early care and education provider who is changing the lives of their students. One winner will be recognized for their commitment to young children, and be honored at The Family Conservancy’s annual Provider Appreciation Celebration.


We are looking for passionate educators working in preschools, family child care programs and child care centers. Applicants must be nominated by someone other than themselves.

Nominees should meet all of the following criteria:

      • Teach in the Kansas City Metro.
      • Be a current child care provider, infant-toddler or preschool teacher.
      • Regularly exceed expectation to create positive outcomes for children.
      • Partnered with The Family Conservancy to help KC raise Happy, Healthy, Educated Kids.

Make a Nomination for the 2023 Award