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Nominations for 2017 NT Education and Care Awards open

Nominations for the 2017 NT Education and Care Awards are now open – nominate yourself, an educator, a service or program that you think demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering quality outcomes to Territory children and their families.

The NT Education and Care Awards recognise the achievements of early childhood and school age educators, services and programs.

Winners will receive $3,000 towards their professional learning objectives; to enhance their awareness and understanding of quality practices in education and care; and ultimately lead to quality improvements in education and care services across the Territory.

Award categories are:
– Emerging educator
– Outstanding educator
– Outstanding leadership
– Outstanding achievement in community engagement
– Outstanding achievement in innovative practice

“Birth to eight years of age is a key learning time so it’s important that we recognise those educators who are working hard to promote lifelong education, health and wellbeing outcomes for Territory children,” said Susan Bowden, General Manager of Early Childhood Education and Care, Department of Education, NT.

Over 300 early childhood and school-aged services are eligible to nominate for the awards, including long day care, family day care, kindergarten, preschool, outside school hours care programs, rural and remote early childhood services, Families as First Teachers, playgroups and other early childhood programs catering for children from birth.

Third party nominations close on 19 June and self-nominations close on 3 July. The awards ceremony will be held on 6 October in Darwin. Source

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