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.
Children explore, play, make friends and learn best when they have caring and responsive relationships with their educators. See how one service has created a positive environment for the children in their care.
Families and kindergarten services can now work out how much Queensland Government funding is available to a kindergarten service to help make kindy cheaper from 2023.
Quality active supervision is one of the best proactive strategies for keeping children safe. However, adequate supervision consistently is 1 of the 5 most common breaches of the National Law. Watch the department’s new video for tips on how to get your supervision active.
Become one of the people our youngest people need. Choose a career in early childhood education and care.
Additional resources are now available to help services with building plans, indoor and outdoor space requirements and service approvals.
The department has released up to date data on the regulatory action it has taken to ensure Queensland children are safe and receive high-quality education and care, including the 2021–22 financial year in review.
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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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