Early Educator Wonderful Hero Awards

Wonderscope Children’s Museum created the Early Educator Wonderful Hero Awards in 2014 to recognize the contributions of early childhood educators in the metropolitan Kansas City community and to highlight the importance of high quality early childhood education experiences. Teachers play a critical role in a child’s social, educational and emotional development by nurturing a child’s confidence, inspiring their imagination and creativity, and advocating for the well-being of their children and families.

The Wonderscope Early Educator Wonderful Hero Award is given to outstanding early childhood educators to recognize and thank them for making a difference in young children’s lives. The Early Educator Wonderful Hero Award honorees will be recognized on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Counter Point, 1903 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO.

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Early Educator Nominee

Please read the requirements carefully as your application must reflect each area clearly and completely. When writing your nomination statement, be succinct, and inform the reader about specifics related to each area. Application materials are also posted at

At time of submittal, each official nominee application must include:


  • A complete application form
  • Nomination statement not to exceed 500 words
  • A biography and resume of the nominee
  • A signed verification statement (page 3 of application)

Click here to view the application.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on March 16, 2016


Mail or email application to:

Wonderscope Early Educator Wonderful Hero Awards

Attn: Kaylee Dettmer

5700 King

Shawnee, Kansas 66203

Questions? Call 913-287-8888

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you like planning parties?


If so, Wonderscope has a great volunteer opportunity for you right now! Help us as we plan our 3rd annual Early Educator Wonderful Hero Awards which will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Counter Point in the Cross Roads District. The Wonderful Hero Awards recognize outstanding early educators in the metropolitan Kansas City area. These educators will have been nominated by their colleagues and the families they serve for their countless contributions and dedicated service to the children and families in our community. The committee is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of our event. If you are interested in helping out with this event, please contact Sally Stanton at or Kaylee Dettmer at for more information.

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