In Queensland, the Kindergarten Year is the year before the Preparatory Year of schooling.
What children learn in Kindergarten
Queensland kindergarten learning guideline
The QCAA developed the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline (QKLG) to enrich children's learning in the kindergarten year. The guideline recognises that parents and carers are children's first educators and values the vital role parents, carers and family members play in children's lives and their ongoing learning.
The Queensland kindergarten learning guideline supports kindergarten teachers to deliver quality, consistent programs throughout Queensland. It provides specific advice for kindergarten teachers to interact with children; plan, monitor and assess learning; and share information with parents and carers about their child’s learning. The guideline promotes continuity of learning and supports children to move into the first year of school.
Queensland kindergarten program providers must implement the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline or another kindergarten program accredited by the QCAA to receive government funding.
How children are assessed in Kindergarten
A transition statement is created to build a shared and accurate picture of a child's learning across the Kindergarten Year. It includes information about each of the learning and development areas. The transition statement helps support a child's transition into school. Kindergarten services will use the Kindergarten Transition Statement (KTS) application (or Microsoft Word template) to create, and with your consent share, your child’s transition statement.
The following links provide more information about transition statements and the KTS application:
- Supporting children’s transition to Prep provides kindergarten teacher and parent perspectives on creating transition statements using the KTS application
- Sharing transition statements with schools highlights the experiences of school leaders and parents/carers using transition statements to support transition
- Partners in transition
- Transition statement examples
- Transition statements: Information for parents (PDF, 251.4 KB)