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2014 archive

Edition 65, December 2014 External Link
Season's greetings, Transition framework online, Consultation report released, Program moves to communities, Educators meet at Sista2Sista, Roadshow draws crowds, Be prepared and stay safe, Water safety resources, Kindy counts! holiday closure, Contribute to NQF discussion, Emergency aid continues, Recent NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 64, November 2014 External Link
EOIs invited for Inala EYS, Disability funding extended, Register for national forum, QKindy - new issue out now, Bus drives children wild, Recent NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 63, October 2014 External Link
Embracing diversity workshops, Mum helps kindy win prizes, Online content update, Roadshow heading north, Speak app, Recent NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 62, September 2014 External Link
Event puts plans into action, Public liability requirements, Blue Card Services audit, Cairns AEDC Response Forum, New QKFS terms and conditions, Free interpreter services, Inclusion program awarded, Recent NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 61, August 2014 External Link
Podcasts support preparation, Reminder to have your say, Inclusion resources, Slop flu spreading, Playgroup model a success, Sista2Sista mentoring begins, Cultural program expands, Join Enviroweek challenge.

Edition 60, July 2014 External Link
Workforce action plan under review, Diversity grants still open, Prepare for the 2014 census, Kindy ambassador off to the Ekka, Call for survey participants, Blue card system update, In brief.

Edition 59, June 2014 External Link
QKFS service review program, Ipswich AEDI Response Forum, Regional Qld joins in Kindy Roadshow fun, National Reconciliation Week awards, Indexation of kindergarten funding, New funding legislation arrangements, Queensland Police Expo.

Edition 58, May 2014 External Link
Say g'day to Jay in regional Queensland, Changes to the National Regulations, NQF Review 2014, Plenty of learning fun at children's festival, Collateral order form, Grant applications closing soon.

Edition 57, April 2014 External Link
Changes to NQF, ECEC services and child protection, AEDI Response Forum - Ipswich, Indigenous Early Years Workshop, Discover kindy fun!, One-Stop Shop, Recent NQF e-bulletins, NQS Professional Learning Program.

Edition 56, March 2014 External Link
QKFS Plus Kindy Support, Aunty Honor spreads kindy message, Family fun at World's Biggest Playgroup Day, Kindy attendance on track, Be prepared for flu season, KASS Workshop Series 3, Financial Guidance Video.

Edition 55, February 2014 External Link
Families get set to play, Strengthening the early years, Future directions workshop, Artist in Residence program, Free interpreter service, Kindy teacher requirements, ECIA National Conference, NQF Snapshot.

Edition 54, January 2014 External Link
Qualification changes begin, EATSIPEC extended in 2014, 2012 census data online, Logan AEDI forum, LEAP into PD, Portal aids transparency.

2013 archive

Special edition - Tuesday 24 December 2013 External Link - Message from the Director-General.

Edition 53, December 2013 External Link
Be prepared this season, ECT qualifications aligned, Apply for disability funding, NP UA Implementation Plan, Website content revised, Kids 4 Kindy launched, ECS Act resources Year's NQF highlights, Graduates keen to learn, Childcare inquiry open, Apply for SunSmart grants, Recent NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 52, November 2013 External Link
Workshops inspire action, Time for transition statements, AEDI community action grants, Regulation consultation ends, QKFS funding update, Recent NQF e-bulletins, Increase in measles exclusion period.

Edition 51, October 2013 External Link
EYC officially opens, Have your say on Regulation, QGrants for early years, Revised guideline now online, Great census response, Hubs benefit communities, CFC popular with families, Qualification subsidy, Diversity grants extended, Teacher incentives extended.

Edition 50, September 2013 External Link
New Act reduces red tape, New issue of QKindy online, Calen service tenders open, QKLG resources updated, Indigenous mentoring program, ACECQA support resources, Recent NQF e-bulletins.

Edition 49, August 2013 External Link
Sessions inspire planning, Integration resources online, Reminder: Grant forms due, 'Button' batteries warning, NQF update, Inclusive practice awards, Health and safety resources.

Edition 48, July 2013 External Link
Get ready for the Census, Preparing for Prep, Hand foot and mouth disease, Stay informed, Qualifications change soon and It's Ekka time.

Edition 47, June 2013 External Link
Support in using AEDI data, Applications close on 9 August 2013, Borrow specialised equipment, Grants funding awarded, Help prevent deadly ears, Kindergarten funding indexed, Growing family empowerment and Preparation pays dividends

Edition 46, May 2013 External Link
Qualifications explained, Pilot project begins, Data shapes EYC's programs, Grant transforms services, Integrated services expanded, App helps stop bullying, Using alternative premises, 2013-14 annual fees, Apply for RPL grants, Understanding epilepsy and Nominate a kindy teacher

Special edition - Friday 3 May 2013 External Link - NQF update.

Edition 45, April 2013 External Link
Ratings release set for May, Have your say on new law, QGrants phase in update, 2012 AEDI results released, Order free braille brochure, Register early for workshops, Stop the spread of flu this season, Checklist speeds processing and Document critical reflection

Special edition - Tuesday 30 April 2013 External Link - Call for approved providers to confirm contact details.

Edition 44, March 2013 External Link
Grants deadlines extended, What's in a name - kindergarten or pre-Prep?, Expanded resources for families with diverse needs New grants management system to streamline payments, Indigenous early years professional development workshop, Update on Australian Government childcare announcements, and Developing health and hygiene policies.

Special edition - Friday 22 March 2013 External Link - Director-General appointment.

Edition 43, February 2013 External Link
Latest QKindy online; Boost community awareness with new Kindy counts! material; Study finds Early Years Centres deliver for families; Nominate an educator for a Queensland Training Award; Mareeba artist helps centre set the mood; Transporting children attending a centre based or family day care service; Early Years Learning Framework PD for remote entry-level educators; Work together to improve quality; Educational leadership in practice

Special edition - Friday 25 January 2013 External Link - Flood update.

Edition 42, January 2013 External Link
Round 2 enhancement grants open, more kindy places in 2013-14, supporting diversity incentives and grants, grants to increase kindy participation, reminder about free translating and interpreting, learn more about the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline, steps to beat the heat, sod turned on Ipswich Children and Family Centre, assessment and rating gets tick of approval, key changes for 2013, privacy, Ombudsman and Freedom of Information (FOI) obligations and family day care registers.

2012 archive

Edition 41, November/December 2012 External Link
Message from the Acting Deputy Director-General, support for children with diverse needs, disability support funding for kindergarten services, changes to QKFS teacher qualification requirements, updated 'kindy tick', enrolments open for e-kindy, update on progress of enhancement grants, building boost for early childhood facilities, far northern playgroup prepares mums, building standards for education and care services, social media, confidentiality and privacy, sustainability in early childhood, know more: new online resources.

Edition 40, October 2012
Jay Laga'aia promotes the benefits of kindy, say 'thank you' this World Teachers' Day, professional experience grants available, update on enhancement grants, innovative hubs support Queensland families, Queensland hits kindy milestone, certified supervisors, steps to ensuring your ratings are reliable, educational leadership in practice and early years learning framework resources available online.

Edition 39, September 2012 External Link
Marketing award for kindy campaign, Kindy QKFS processes streamlined, Updated guidelines for CGBs and member kindergarten services, QKindy review, AEDI data collection completed, New ASD website supports move to school, Assessment and ratings: the talk of the town, Applications to increase the maximum number of children beyond 75, Release of the NQA IT System, FAQs live and Health and hygiene resources at a click

Edition 38, August 2012 External Link
Lifetime of early childhood knowledge on call, Turning of the soil for the Logan children and family centre, Early childhood website content review, Inaugural autism forum to be held in Brisbane, Embedding the learning frameworks, the Remote Indigenous Professional Development project goes to the Torres Strait, Policy, procedure and Quality Improvement Plan templates, Legal responsibilities made simple, Building standards applicable to your service, ACECQA launches new hotline.

Edition 37, July 2012 External Link
More kindy places for rural and regional communities, Useful resources for parents Download translated kindy materials, Job board for kindy teaching vacancies in LDCs, ECEC grant programs closing soon, Early childhood development workforce - have your say, Lead agency announced for children and family centre, Supervisor certificate and service approval distribution, Annual fees are due, Assessment and rating visits have commenced, Talking to families about assessment and rating, ECEC Workforce Action Plan expands professional development opportunities to kindergarten educators.

Edition 36, June 2012 External Link
Grants to support kindy facilities, Children with disabilities to benefit from $1.2 million program, Kindy funding increases, Raise your profile in the community with new promotional materials, Update on approvals and certificates, Annual fees due by 1 July 2012, Stand-alone vacation care services to apply for approval by 30 June 2012, Looking through a common lens: authorised officer training, School Age Framework Educators' Guides now available, Assessment and rating wheels in motion.

Edition 35, May 2012 External Link
Olympic opportunity for Qld Kids, Valuable kindergarten teacher workshops, Cairns community benefits from Early Years Centre, Arts the focus at children's festival, You've got mail: supervisor certificates for declared certified supervisors, Upcoming annual fees, Building standards applicable to your service, Important information on notifying the department and Professional development for Indigenous educators in remote regions.

Edition 34, April 2012 External Link
Have a kindy question? It's AEDI time: research to support our children, Successful CFC collaboration, Free interpreting support for kindergarten services, National Quality Framework - Watch it: new podcast on self-assessment and the Quality Improvement Plan, It's assessment and rating time, Navigating your way around the NQF, Take the next step: become a certified supervisor, Reminder: Applications to increase capacity and waiver progress are due, Professional development for educators in remote regions, Supervisor certificates for declared certified supervisors, New assessment and rating resources.

Edition 33, March 2012 External Link
Support for long day care services delivering kindy, Saving with solar, Training for early childhood educators, Do you know an outstanding staff member?, National Quality Framework update, Essential transitional information, How to apply for a supervisor certificate, Reminder: Don't forget your Quality Improvement Plans and Nominated supervisor requirements.

Edition 32, February 2012 External Link
Apply now: Funding support, Teaching incentive scheme valued up to $12 000, Grants for kindy teachers and National Quality Framework update.

Edition 31, January 2012 External Link
Increased subsidies for services, disability support funding now available, rural and remote incentive scheme opens, lead agencies announced for children and family centres, Queensland Education Trust community forums, magnets a deadly risk to children, National Quality Framework update.

2011 archive

Edition 30, December 2011 External Link
Message from Deputy Director-General Annette Whitehead, Year in review, NQF update, Reduced fees for families with triplets or more, Online resources to promote your kindy.

Edition 29, November 2011 External Link
NQF Update, National early childhood law passed in Qld, kindy campaign gets supersized, closure of early childhood services census, world teachers' Day, Blue Card, AEDI update, dangerous weather, holiday changes.

Edition 28, October 2011 External Link
National Quality Framework: NQF Information sessions; National Regulations released; Sector support for the National Quality Framework; Scholarships for Advanced Diploma holders; Beyond the Range Grants; More kindy funding for long day care services; Greater kindy access for families; Kindy career opportunities expand; World Teachers' Day cause for celebration; Publishing fees; Have your say on proposed holiday changes.

Edition 27, September 2011 External Link
National Quality Framework: Education and Care Services Bill introduced; Diary note: Information sessions; Nominated supervisor, certified supervisor, educational leader... The new terminology explained. Assessment and rating timeframes released; Workforce initiatives announced; Kindergarten professional development workshops now on web.

Edition 26, August 2011 External Link
National Quality Framework: the Big Picture; NQF governing body announced; blueprint for school-age care launched; reading and number fundamentals; Beaudesert early years centre opens its doors; early childhood education forums to be held; funding to operate new children and family centres.

Edition 25, July 2011 External Link
Action plan to build early childhood workforce; Education in Queensland: your questions answered; Conclusion of Business Advisory Service; Opportunities for Advanced Diploma holders; Celebrate National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day; Building Code of Australia - consultation open; Lead agency service operators announced for new children and family centres.

Edition 24, June 2011 External Link
More locations announced for fast-tracked kindy services; 2011 Queensland Early Childhood Education and Care Services Census; Reflective practice and the National Quality Framework; Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline teacher workshops; Kindergarten programs get 'tick of approval'; Department website features updated review of long day care services delivering kindergarten programs; Join in NAIDOC celebrations; Positive behaviour workshop to be held for kindergarten staff.

Edition 23, May 2011 External Link
Update on the National Quality Framework; More kindy funding for long day care services; Easy-to-use revamped website; Queensland welcomes ongoing AEDI implementation to improve early childhood development; Deadline approaches to register with a central governing body; Play the focus of upcoming conferences; Hand hygiene for good health.

Edition 22, April 2011 External Link
Teacher scholarships open for Advanced Diploma holders; Early Years Centres kindergarten support strategies; Child health support a phone call away; Encouraging response to latest round of funding for kindergarten programs in long day care; National Quality Framework resources available; Reminder: Assistance available for disaster zone child care operators; Queensland communities 'championing' early childhood development through AEDI; Conference features range of sessions for early childhood educators.

Edition 21, Late-March 2011 External Link
Early childhood consultations close 14 April 2011; Disaster assistance for early childhood services; Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline; Awareness campaign to boost kindy participation; Reminder for kindergarten services to register with a central governing body.

Edition 20, Mid-March 2011 External Link
Stakeholder information sessions for new kindy sites; Community consultation commences for Rockhampton, Mackay and Marsden children and family centres.

Edition 18, Monday 31 January 2011 External Link
Free workshop on Including children with disabilities in kindergarten programs; Long day care services can apply now for kindergarten funding - closes 31 March 2011; Kindergarten services new to state funding invited to become approved kindergarten program providers.

2010 archive

Edition 17, Friday, 24 December 2010 External Link
National Quality Framework Information Paper released; Learning frameworks and guidelines explained; Educator's Guide to the EYLF released; More teacher scholarships for early childhood staff.

Edition 16, Monday, 16 November 2010 External Link
Draft National Quality Framework (NQF) assessment tools available; National Quality Framework (NQF) and OSHC information sessions; Planning for major wet weather events.

Edition 15, Friday, 24 September 2010 External Link
New central governing bodies announced; National Children's Week cause for celebration.

Edition 14, Wednesday, 27 August 2010 External Link
Kindergarten reforms and what they mean for existing services; 2010 Queensland Early Childhood Education and Care Service Census; Books for Bubs; Deadly Ears health program to combat ear disease in Indigenous children; Managing the flu season.

Edition 13, Wednesday, 30 June 2010 External Link
New log book provisions to commence 1 July; Amended child care forms.

Edition 12, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 External Link
Pilot program giving kids a flying start; 2010 Early Childhood Education and Care Services Census; Reminder - child care services urged to update contact details.

Edition 11, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 External Link
Teaching in ECEC settings; Invitation to the National Quality Framework Information Forums; Providing unit record level (URL) data.

Edition 10, Monday 22 March 2010 External Link
Early Childhood Education and Care Forum Wednesday 17 March 2010; Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline - Forums; Alice Springs will host the SNAICC Conference 2010; Safety in the home.

Edition 9, Tuesday 2 March 2010 External Link
New Bill passed by Parliament on log books and ECEC teaching experiences; New kindergarten services benefit Stretton community; A Flying Start for Queensland Children; More child care places for Gladstone and Townsville.

Edition 8, Friday 29 January 2010 External Link
Kindergarten delivery models; Compliance publication scheme; Indigenous Education Action Plan 2010-2014 Consultation; Triple P 2010 training calendar now available and registrations open.

Edition 7, Friday 15 January 2010 External Link
Last chance to have your say on compliance and teacher registration; Child care barriers removed for children at risk; Coordinated professional support for child care sector.

2009 archive

Edition 6, Wednesday 23 December 2009 External Link
Seasons greetings; Have your say on proposed Legislative amendments; New guidelines to support healthy eating and physical activity.

Edition 5, Monday 7 December 2009 External Link
Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) results to be released soon; Child care services urged to update contact details; Working together for a stronger ECEC sector.

Edition 4, Friday 6 November 2009 External Link
Children and family centres welcome support for Indigenous children; QSA to develop kindergarten learning guidelines; Amendment to 2010 Kindergarten Funding Scheme Guidelines.

Edition 3, Friday 23 October 2009 External Link
State funding to long day care centres to deliver kindergarten programs; KidsMatter to continue supporting Queensland early childhood sector; Quality child care takes another step forward.

Edition 2, Friday 9 October 2009 External Link
Reforms to Indigenous education and care to help close the gap; Early Years Centres meeting community needs; Free information sessions for Early Years Learning Framework.

Edition 1, Friday 18 September 2009 External Link
A kindergarten program for every Queensland child; National reform; Helping parents make informed decisions.

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