Congratulations to Naomi Falconer who was nominated for the Early Childhood Teacher of the Year Award in October 2018.

The award is for an early childhood teacher who demonstrates innovation and exemplary practice in early childhood education, and makes a significant contribution to the development and delivery of high quality early childhood education programs that improve outcomes for children.

Naomi introduced and implemented the Pyramid Model at a preschool service in Knox City Council. For Naomi, the model resonated with her philosophy of equity, inclusion and respect.

Naomi attributes her experience with the Pyramid Model as changing her practice significantly.  She believes implementing the model in the classroom has had an equally positive impact for the whole teaching team, as well as for the children and their families.