Children enrolled in eKindy can join an eKindy pod so they learn with their peers and develop social skills before they start school.
The eKindy pods deliver kindergarten experiences for between 2 and 4 children, and are held at community venues or state schools in selected rural and remote communities. Children undertake part of the eKindy program in their pod, held each week during school terms, and complete the rest of the program at home.
The department funded the Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme (Bushkids) in 2019 to supervise the groups with online support from eKindy teachers at Brisbane School of Distance Education.
The format and delivery of the pods varies from location to location.
|Darling Downs South West|
|Proston State School||Yelarbon State School||Karara State School|
|Dulacca Community Hall||Bell State School||Arcadia Valley State School|
|Talwood State School||Kindon State School||Bowenville State School|
|Bymount East State School|||||
|Comet State School||Bororen State School||Anakie State School|
|Keppel Sands State School||Seaforth State School||Wowan State School|
|Goovigen State School|||||
|Gumlu State School||Forrest Beach State School|
|Tiaro State School||Bauple State School|
|Far North Queensland|
|Mt Garnet State School|
The eKindy pod sites for 2019 are now finalised. If schools and/or community members and organisations are interested in hosting an eKindy pod and have available funding, they are encouraged to contact the nearest departmental regional office for more information.