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Achievements

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Universal access to kindergarten

Key achievements

  • A mobile kindergarten program where teachers move between services was piloted in five rural, remote and disadvantaged communities at a cost of $1.8 million.
  • The former preschool site at Mackay (Victoria Park) was refurbished for use as an early childhood education and care service.
  • The implementation of Bound for Success pre-Prep early learning programs (akin to kindergarten) continued across 35 Indigenous communities.
  • $21.8 million in grants was provided to fund non-government organisations to deliver early childhood education and care services, family support and parenting programs across Queensland.

Our measures

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Outputs Performance indicators 2008-09 baseline position
Bilateral agreement on achieving universal access to early childhood education
Children have access to an early childhood education program for 15 hours per week for 40 weeks per year in the year prior to Prep The proportion of children who are enrolled in an early childhood education program 29%
The number of teachers delivering programs who are four-year qualified early childhood teachers or registered teachers with early childhood qualifications 600
Disadvantaged children have universal access to an early childhood education program The proportion of disadvantaged children enrolled in an early childhood education program Representation of cohort (13%)

Proportion of cohort enrolled (20%)

Participation of cohort (46%)
Indigenous children (including those in remote Indigenous communities) enrolled in and attending an early childhood education program The proportion of Indigenous children who are enrolled in an early childhood education program 29% of all Indigenous 3½- to 4½-year-old children are enrolled in an early childhood education program

6% of the total Queensland 3½- to 4½-year-old cohort are Indigenous

Indigenous children enrolled as a percentage of all kindergarten enrolments: 6% 1

Note:

  1. It is anticipated that Indigenous children enrolled as a proportion of total enrolments will marginally decrease due to the anticipated larger number of non-Indigenous children accessing increased kindergarten places. This trend relates to the total number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in Queensland and is not inherently negative.

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Regulations and licensing

Key achievements

  • Continuity of care was facilitated for parents and children in ABC Learning Centres across Queensland through seamless transfers of licences to new service providers, and providing support to parents and children in finding alternative care providers where centres closed.
  • 8334 monitoring visits were made to childcare providers across the state.

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Integrated early childhood development programs and services

Key achievements

  • Integrated early childhood services, child care, family support and child and maternal health services were provided at early years centres at Caboolture and Nerang.

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