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.


For 2020, we regret to inform you that the 'Friends of Children' Recognition Dinner has been cancelled.  We are working to contact those who were nominated and those who nominated someone.  All nominations received for this years event will be celebrated during our 2021 dinner.  Please contact Courtney Jones with any questions. 


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

Last updated April 6, 2020