Pat Hogan, who passed away on October 2, 2015, was a lifelong early childhood educator and an advocate for the rights of children throughout her career. Pat had a long and varied relationship with NSCECE. She was a workshop facilitator, a practicum contact teacher, a guest expert for ECE courses, and a practicum advisor. She also sat on our Board of Directors and probably her most rewarding and special role was that of a Lab School grandparent when her grandchildren attended Akerley Child Care Centre.
The staff, faculty and Board of NSCECE created an annual award to be presented at graduation to a student who consistently demonstrated the qualities that Pat exemplified in her work and in her life.
At the graduation ceremony on May 5, 2016, the very first Pat Hogan Play Award was presented by Pat’s daughter Angie Hogan to Maria Garcia.