Do you know someone who goes 'above and beyond' for children? Nominate them!

Do you know someone who goes 'above and beyond' for children? Nominate them!

'Friends of Children' Recognition Dinner

Each year, the Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension hosts the “Friends of Children” Recognition Dinner event, to honor people in our community who devote their time and talent to ensure that our youngest citizens have the very best start in life.  

There are no qualifications or requirements to nominate someone, a Friend of Children could be anyone in Herkimer, Madison or Oneida County!  We accept nominations for individuals, such as a child care provider or teacher, as well as organizations and businesses who have family-friendly practices!  

Everyone who is nominated is invited to attend the dinner as our guest to be celebrated and recognized for their dedication. Each nomination is reviewed by a panel of judges and special recognition will be given to nominees who demonstrate exceptional service.

Additionally, honors will be given in the following special categories:

  • The Vivian C. Kinney Lifelong Friend of Children Award, presented to nominees who have provided many years of dedication to the children of our community.
  • The 'Director's Choice' Award, presented to one employee of each child care center after being nominated by their Director.
  • The Staff Choice Award, presented to a recipient selected by the Child Care Council.

*PLEASE BE ADVISED* Changes have been made to the 'Friends of Children' Recognition Awards for 2018.  All changes are described in the text above.  If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Jenne.



Courtney Jenne
Communications Coordinator
(315) 223-7850 Ext. 230

Last updated April 18, 2018