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Early Childhood Education and Care

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Information about a wide range of initiatives and programs across the department, dedicated to the education of Queensland children from birth to eight years.

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Join the fun before they turn one

Queensland families with a child under one can now join Playgroup Queensland for 12 months for free and become Play Stars. Playgroups provide fun experiences that help children to learn and grow through play. The membership offer is part of a five year partnership between the Queensland Government and Playgroup Queensland.

Find out more about Playgroup Queensland

Have you registered yet?

Queensland early childhood centres can still register for the 2016 Premier's Reading Challenge.Centres who register by 8 July will receive a wall chart to keep track of progress during the participation period, so register now.

Read more about the Premier's Reading Challenge

Introducing Sally and Possum

Best buddies Sally and Possum star in a TV show for children who use Auslan (Australian Sign Language) to communicate. Sally and Possum, an Australian first, was born out of a need for interactive, entertaining and educational resources specifically designed for deaf and hard of hearing children aged four to eight.

Catch Sally and Possum on ABC4Kids (ABC2) or iView (episode schedule) or visit the Sally and Possum website External Link

Age-appropriate pedagogies for the early years

Using effective pedagogies in the early years of schooling is important in supporting children to be actively engaged, creative and successful learners.

Read more about the age-appropriate pedagogies project

Emergency closure portal live

A secure online portal has been launched to provide Approved Providers with a convenient way to advise the Regulatory Authority of any service closures due to a natural disaster.

The ECEC Emergency Closure portal is available 24 hours a day from a computer, smart phone or tablet.

Read more about the portal and register now.

Emergency Closure Portal

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This page was last reviewed on 07 Jul 2016

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