Allison Sutton of Quesnel has been awarded the 2020 Ina Kaebe Child Care Provider Memorial Award.
The annual award was presented to Sutton by the Quesnel Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR) on Tuesday, June 2.
The award recognizes the accomplishments of individuals in all areas of child care who have dedicated their time, talent and energy to enhancing the lives of children in their community.
Sutton has been a child care provider and mentor to new workers in her field through Cradle to Crayons Child Care Centre in Quesnel for the past 10 years.
“Allison has been a child care provider through the CCRR for the past 10 years. She has also been a mentor for new child care providers in Quesnel. She willingly shares her knowledge to help get them started and complete licensing requirements. Allison attends different training and workshops through the CCRR to constantly update her knowledge and skills. When nominating Allison, parents commented that, ‘Allison goes above and beyond at her daycare. I love Allison’s dedication to all her daycare kids,’ says a release from the CCRR.
A release from the CCRR explains that Kaebe, 1953-2013, for whom the is named, worked in the early childhood development field for 21 years and was a pillar of the Quesnel community.
“She was an outstanding and outspoken advocate for numerous children and families in Quesnel. Kaebe was a mentor to many here in the ECE field, and it is through this award we honour Kaebe by recognizing an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the field of early learning and care through their dedication and advocacy working with children,” says the release.