Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program 2022 | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program 2022

 

C&K has been successful in securing funding from the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program. This program provides funding for community kindergartens selected by the Department to offer no-cost or low-cost three-year-old pre-kindy programs in terms 3 and 4 in 2022.   

Attending kindergarten, pre-kindy, or playgroup as a three-year-old can lay the foundation for ensuring success in a range of outcomes, including literacy, numeracy, and social and emotional wellbeing. 

International evidence overwhelmingly finds that attendance for more than one year at a high-quality kindergarten has greater potential to lift a child's learning outcomes. 

C&K will deliver three pre-kindy programs to support children’s successful transition to a high-quality kindergarten program: 

  1. Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program
  2. Pre-kindy
  3. Playgroup for three-year-olds

To be eligible for the funding, children need to have turned three by 30 June 2022. 

Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program

Three-year-old children will attend an existing high-quality community kindergarten program alongside four-year-old children during terms 3 and 4 of 2022. The program will provide valuable learning opportunities that extend beyond the home - including building relationships with teachers, making new friends, enjoying new learning experiences, and cooperating with others.  

Children will be guided in age-appropriate learning as they play and learn alongside four-year-olds in a nurturing environment.   

The below C&K centres will offer this program in terms 3 and 4 for 2022:

Pre-kindy

Children will play and learn in a kindergarten environment specifically for three-year-olds, led by a qualified kindergarten teacher. Through indoor and outdoor play spaces, teachers will engage children with opportunities to explore, experiment, develop friendships, and express their creativity, while nurturing a lifelong love of learning!  

After attending the pre-kindy program, children will be supported to transition into the four-year-old kindergarten program in 2023. 

The below C&K centres will offer this program in terms 3 and 4 for 2022: