Early Learning Fall Institute Awards

Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis but must be postmarked by June 21 to be considered for the current year’s Fall Early Learning Institute.

Nominations for the award can be made by any Iowa AEYC member and submitted anytime up until June 21. Nominations will be considered at the Summer Governing Board meeting and the winners will be selected by the Governing Board. The Awards will be presented by the President at the Fall Early Learning Institute. 

2023 Early Childhood Leader Awards

Iowa AEYC presented three awards at the 2023 Early Care and Education Fall Institute to honor leaders in our field. The recipients were:

Shanell Wagler Photo

Children’s Champion
Shanell Wagler

Amber Kollbaum

Influencer Award
Amber Kollbaum

Rebeca Braster

Educator of the Year
Rebeca Braster


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