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Early Childhood Education and Care

Premier's Reading Challenge registrations open

Early childhood services can now register for the 2016 Premier's Reading Challenge. This is an opportunity for children to improve their language, vocabulary and cognitive skills before they start school while developing a passion for reading.

Read more about the Premier's Reading Challenge

Workforce Action Plan now available

The Workforce Action Plan (WAP) 2016-2019 is now available an d aims to improve the capacity of Queensland's early childhood education and care workforce to deliver quality outcomes for children.

Read more about the Workforce Action Plan 2016-2019

Read the latest QKindy and early childhood magazine

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

Read QKindy and early childhood

read QKindy

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

Take a look at the 2015 AEDC data now

The 2015 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) national, state and community data is now available. AEDC results can be used to inform early childhood policy, planning and service delivery.

View the 2015 data to find out more about early childhood development in Queensland communities

2015 AEDC data

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