Universal access to kindergarten

Kindergarten programs provide a world of carefully constructed play that early childhood experts agree develops children's abilities and helps prepare them for school.

By participating in play, art, music and movement and interacting with others, children develop their social and language skills as well as their physical abilities.

Children participating in kindergarten discover new experiences, establish new friendships and importantly, have fun while learning.

Kindergarten programs offer a safe and caring environment in which your child can build confidence in their abilities, extend their communication skills, be creative and learn early literacy and numeracy concepts.

By 2014, every Queensland child will have access to kindergarten taught by qualified early childhood teachers. Up to 240 extra kindergarten services will be available by 2014 in areas where they are needed most.

We’re also continuing to fund additional long day care services to deliver approved kindergarten programs and we’re offering more scholarships to early childhood education and care staff to upgrade their qualifications so they can gain teacher registration to deliver approved kindergarten programs.