Nominations for Preschool Educator of the Year

At Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, we feel we have the very best educators, and we want you to have every opportunity to receive recognition for your hard work, time and dedication to teaching and developing your students. Discovery Toys is hosting a Preschool Educator of the Year contest to recognize preschool educators who serve a critical role in helping young children build a solid foundation for their educational success.

Educator of the Year SealDiscovery Toys is looking for preschool teachers across the country who:

  • Employ play-based learning techniques & activities in the classroom
  • Encourage open discussion and interaction with students
  • Inspire open-ended, creative, out-of-the-box thinking
  • Engage parents and colleagues in supporting the students’ development
  • Display a passion for early childhood development & a commitment to excellence

The Top Preschool Educator for 2017-2018 as well as four other runner ups will be selected from the list of nominees. Eligible nominees must be a current, full-time teacher of children from birth through Kindergarten in a preschool setting. Nomination forms can be submitted by colleagues, friends, supervisors or others, and self-nominations are also accepted. Multiple nomination forms for a single teacher are allowed and encouraged and will increase the odds of that teacher being selected.

The Top Educator will receive:
$250 for the educator
$250 for the preschool center
$500 in free toys
Certificate of Recognition
Official Press Release

The Runners Up will receive:
$100 for the educator
$150 in free toys
Certificate of Recognition
Official Press Release

How to submit a completed nomination form:

  • Email to
  • Fax to 925-447-0132
  • Mail to DT Learning Products, ATTN: Preschool Educator of the Year, 3037 Independence Drive, Suite G, Livermore, CA 94551

Deadline to submit nomination forms is April 21, 2018.
Winners will be announced May 21, 2018.