Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program 2023
C&K has partnered with the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Program. This pre-kindy program provides funding for selected community kindergartens to offer three-year-old children the same subsidy as four-year-old children in terms 3 and 4, 2023.
Three-year-old children who are subject to statutory and/or involuntary orders, or are from a refugee and/or asylum seeker family are eligible to attend kindergarten for free in C&K community kindergartens*. Attending kindergarten 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.
In the Great Start to Kindergarten Program, three-year-old children can attend one of the selected community kindergartens alongside four-year-old children during terms 3 and 4 of 2023. The program provides valuable learning opportunities that extend beyond the home - including building relationships with teachers, making new friends, enjoying new learning experiences, and growing their confidence. Children are guided in age-appropriate learning as they play and learn alongside four-year-olds in a safe and nurturing environment.
Please find below a list of the community kindergartens offering this pre-kindy program for three-year-olds.
* Kindergartens that run extended hours programs with Child Care Subsidy programs are not eligible for this program.
C&K Branch Kindergarten
C&K Calen Community Kindergarten
38 McIntyre Street, Calen
C&K Dirranbandi Community Kindergarten
16 Moore Street, Dirranbandi
C&K Jelly Beans Community Kindergarten
6 Moore Street, Alpha
C&K Meandarra Community Kindergarten
16 Dillon Street, Meandarra
C&K Tieri Community Kindergarten
1 Carbeen Street, Tieri
C&K Affiliated Kindergartens
Biggenden and District Kindergarten Inc.
1 Elizabeth Street, Biggenden
62 Taylor Street, Coen
Cnr Woodward & Thompson Streets, Normanton
15 Charles Street,
George Bowen Memorial Kindergarten
3 Poland Street, Hope Vale
Showgrounds Warra Street, Jandowae
Kilkivan Kindergarten Inc.
4 Bligh Street, Kilkivan
Maclagan Windermere Kindergarten Inc.
Margaret Street, Maclagan
Moura Community Kindergarten
5 Scenic Street, Moura
Mungindi Community Pre-school Inc.
Barwon Street, Mungindi
Platypus Playcare Inc.
Lot 5721 North Street, Eungella
Taroom Kindergarten Association Inc.
44 Yaldwyn Street, Taroom
Toobeah Kindergarten and Children's Centre
Cnr Barwon Highway & Minnel Road, Toobeah
Wandoan and District Kindergarten Association Inc.
19 Waterloo Street,
Wujal Wujal Community Kindergarten
53 Louis Street, Wujal Wujal