Access keys | Skip to primary navigation | Skip to secondary navigation | Skip to content | Skip to footer |
Problems viewing this site

Kindergarten: Information for parents and families

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

Transition statements

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:

More information

Back to top