We are setting critical foundations for learning and wellbeing for every child through quality early childhood education and services.
We are giving all children a great start, engaging young people in learning, creating safe and inclusive workplaces and investing in communities for a stronger Queensland.
We are inspiring creativity, critical thinking and building resilience in every student to confidently embrace the opportunities of new industries and technologies.
Every day, our teachers make a difference in the lives of students in diverse communities in approximately 1,240 schools around Queensland.
Stay up to date with the latest information for education and care services.
Educators must complete their approved qualification to be considered an early childhood teacher from 1 January 2022. Be sure you are recognised as an early childhood teacher.
Remember to take the time to say thank you to our early childhood teachers, educators and officers for the work they do every day to give all children a great start.
It is timely to reflect on your service’s practices, following the department’s release of its regulatory priorities for this financial year. The annual environmental scan (eScan) shows most services are compliant with the National Quality Framework.
17 additional easy-to-use guidelines for developing policies and procedures for your service are now available.
In 2022, more than 100 Queensland state schools in selected rural and remote locations will offer kindy. Find out more about the State Delivered Kindergarten program and register your child with one of our participating schools.
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The interaction between families, carers, early childhood education and care services and schools play a key role in a child's early development. Discover more about the early years and how you can support children through this important phase.
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We have a range of online resources and ideas to help you spend quality play time with your children in the event of a prolonged service closure or absence.
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