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What we do

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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. 

This includes:

Funding services to support the early childhood education and care of Queensland children. 

This includes:

Driving national early childhood education and care reforms in Queensland.

This includes:

Promoting successful transitions from home to early childhood education to school.  

This includes:

Investing in evidence-based programs to support learning and development.

This includes:


Disclaimer
This Department of Education website may include the images, views, recommendations or website links of third parties including early childhood education and care providers, services and/or educators. These views, recommendations, images or links are provided for information only. They do not constitute our endorsement or recommendation.

Photographs and videos related to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned photographs/videos on this website may contain images of deceased persons which may cause sadness or distress.

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Last updated 02 July 2019