Friends of Children Recognition Dinner

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.


Due to the continuing health and safety issues of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are unable to host the 2021 Recognition Dinner.  We look forward to being able to host this dinner and celebrate our hard-working Friends of Children in the future when it's safer to do so!


Courtney A. Jones
Family Development Administrator
(315) 223-7850 x230

Last updated February 10, 2023