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.
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Responding to children’s ideas, views, interests and needs is important for program decision making in all early childhood settings. The department’s new video case study shows how children’s voices are central to one service’s programming and practice.
New transport requirements for centre-based services have been introduced to drive greater protection for children during transportation.
ACEQA has released more information on the second round of approved regulatory changes.
Children left unattended in a vehicle, even for a short time, face serious dangers as temperatures can reach high levels quickly.
Become one of the people our youngest people need. Take one of the many flexible entry pathways to a highly rewarding career that makes a difference in the lives of our youngest Queenslanders. Find out more on the Teach Queensland website.
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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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