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Early Childhood Education and Care

Read the latest QKindy and early childhood magazine

QKindy and early childhood includes information on the department's initiatives and programs dedicated to the education and care of Queensland children from birth to eight years.

Read QKindy and early childhood

Download Sally and Possum apps

These new apps combine Auslan and game-based learning to improve literacy and numeracy in children, aged 4 to 8 years, who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Catch Sally and Possum on ABC4Kids (ABC2) or iView (episode schedule) or visit the Sally and Possum website External Link

More remote schools to offer kindy

The Remote Kindergarten Pilot program will expand next year with 36 state schools in remote communities to offer kindy in 2017.

The following list includes all of the schools participating in the 2017 pilot

More remote schools to offer kindy

Join the fun before they turn one

Queensland families with a child under one can now join Playgroup Queensland for 12 months for free and become Play Stars. Playgroups provide fun experiences that help children to learn and grow through play. The membership offer is part of a five year partnership between the Queensland Government and Playgroup Queensland.

Find out more about Playgroup Queensland

Make the early years count

An online resource to equip parents and families with information, activities and tips for supporting their child's early years learning and development.

Find information on brain development milestones, DIY activities and games for parents to use as their child's first teachers.

For more information visit The Early Years Count website

Quality in family day care

Watch our latest videos on quality in family day care services and discover the elements to consider when choosing a service.

Quality in family day care - parent video

Quality in family day care - sector video

FDC video

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This page was last reviewed on 24 Mar 2017 at 03:09PM

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