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Kindergarten in Queensland

Sophia Kindy

Kindergarten programs give children the best start to their education.

Children who take part in a quality kindergarten program are better prepared for school thanks to the focus on play-based learning and the communication skills they develop at kindy.

Your child’s educational experiences will be inspired by their own ideas and interests, building their enthusiasm for learning.

In a Queensland Government-approved kindergarten program, your 4-year old will develop early literacy and numeracy concepts, which will help their reading and writing ability. They will be taught by a qualified teacher, usually 15 hours a week for 40 weeks, using the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline or another learning program accredited by the Queensland Studies Authority.

Key points about kindergarten programs in Queensland:

  • children are at least 4 years old by 30 June in their kindy year
  • Health Care Card holders can access kindergarten programs for free or low cost
  • kindergarten program providers have access to culturally appropriate resources to support children, including culturally-specific stories and toys
  • approved kindergarten programs have the ‘kindy tick’ (pictured below) and are delivered by qualified early childhood teachers.

More information

For more information or to find your nearest Queensland Government-approved kindergarten program provider, visit http://www.qld.gov.au/kindy or phone the Kindy Hotline on 1800 4 KINDY (1800 454 639).

Kindergarten approved tick

This is a guest post submitted by the Qld Department of Education, Training and Employment (OECEC), Australia.

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