Hello Play Policy, and Practice Interest Forum Members and Friends,
Here is a wonderful opportunity to recognize three individuals in the early childhood field who are deeply engaged in and committed to research, policy and/or practice issues focused primarily on children's play.
We are seeking nominations for the Patricia Monighan Nourot Award, the Edgar Klugman Award, and the Emerging Scholar Award. These awards will be presented on November 16th at the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum Business Meeting during the NAEYC Annual Conference in Washington DC.
The Patricia Monighan Nourot Award
In 1985 Patricia Monighan Nourot was one of the founding members of the Play Policy and Practice Caucus. She was one of a group of play scholars who conceived the idea and she invented the title for what would in time become the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum. This is just one example of the kind of creative and innovative thinking she embodied.
In her honor The Patricia Monighan Nourot Award is bestowed upon a person who has made creative contributions in their area of expertise. These areas include: Theory and/or research, practice, and policy.
Recent past honorees include:
The Edgar Klugman Award
Edgar "Ed" Klugman is a professor emeritus of Wheelock College in Early Childhood Education and Care. He was also one of the founding members of the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forums. At 92 years of age his bright spark of humor and quick wit is evident as he continues to be a mentor, a visionary, and an inspiration to the field.
In his honor the Edgar Klugman Award is bestowed upon a person in recognition of their leadership and research in the field of early childhood and play and human development.
The Emerging Scholar Award
This award is given to an outstanding graduate student in recognition of their scholarship, professional service, and leadership who is dedicated to promoting play in the lives of children, teachers, and parents.
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Not sure who to nominate? Honorees are chosen based on the following criteria:
Got someone in mind? Send a letter of recommendation to Robin Ploof firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline of October 31st is approaching fast!