The Department of Education, Early Childhood Education and Care is the regulatory authority responsible for administering the
National Quality Framework (NQF) in Queensland. It is also the regulatory authority for services captured under the
Education and Care Services Act 2013.
Responsibilities of the department
The Department of Education, Early Childhood Education and Care is responsible for the following areas.
Approving, licensing and regulating early childhood education and care services in Queensland.
Funding services to support the early childhood education and care of Queensland children.
Driving national early childhood education and care reforms in Queensland.
Promoting successful transitions from home to early childhood education to school.
Investing in evidence-based programs to support learning and development.
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