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Finalists announced for the 2019 Northern Territory Education and Care Awards

The Department of Education congratulates the outstanding early childhood educators, services and programs who have today been announced finalists for the 2019 Northern Territory Education and Care Awards.

Acting Chief Executive, Leanne Nixon, said the awards are an opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements of early childhood and school age educators, services and programs in the Northern Territory.

“This year we received 91 Education and Care Award nominations and 32 Parents and Community Voice submissions from across the Territory,” Ms Nixon said.

“These figures speak volumes about the number of wonderful educators, programs and services that are delivering quality outcomes for young children and their families right across the Northern Territory.  

“Early childhood educators and programs play a fundamental role in a child’s development, and I congratulate each of the finalists and nominees on their valuable contribution and commitment to ensuring our children have the best start in life.

“This is an outstanding achievement and one that you should all be extremely proud of.”

Winners of the 2019 Education and Care Awards will be announced on Friday 18 October 2019 at a ceremony held at Parliament House.

The 2019 Education and Care Awards finalists are:

Emerging Educator – sponsored by Australian Government Department of Education

Outstanding Educator – sponsored by Goodstart Early Learning

Outstanding Leader – sponsored by GTNT

Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement - sponsored by Kentish Longlife Learning & Care

Outstanding Achievement in Innovative Practice - sponsored by Territory Child Care Group


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