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Early Childhood Education and Care

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Information about a wide range of initiatives and programs across the department, dedicated to the education of Queensland children from birth to eight years.

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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

Foundations for Success new website

Building on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, languages and strengths is key to delivering quality kindergarten programs.

Visit the Foundations for Success website for information about placing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities at the core of early childhood teaching and learning practice.

Introducing Sally and Possum

Best buddies Sally and Possum star in a TV show for children who use Auslan (Australian Sign Language) to communicate. Sally and Possum, an Australian first, was born out of a need for interactive, entertaining and educational resources specifically designed for deaf and hard of hearing children aged four to eight.

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

Age-appropriate pedagogies for the early years

Using-age-appropriate pedagogies for the early years of schooling is important in supporting children to be actively engaged, creative and successful learners.

Access the new resources developed for the Age appropriate pedagogies program.

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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