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About approved kindergarten programs

Approved kindergarten programs are designed to meet government guidelines to support children's participation in quality early childhood education.

They are offered in:

An approved kindergarten program is:

Other Australian states or territories may call it ‘preschool’ or ‘kinder’.

The play-based learning delivered as part of an approved kindergarten program helps children:

  • prepare for school
  • develop a love of learning
  • make friends
  • develop skills useful for life.

Find out:

Find an approved kindergarten program

To find an approved kindergarten program contact your local childcare service and ask whether they offer a Queensland Government-approved kindergarten program.

eKindy

If you live in a rural or isolated community and can’t get to a service regularly, or your child has a medical condition that prevents regular attendance at a service, you may be eligible to enrol your child in eKindy—a distance education program.

Find out about eligibility and how to enrol your child.

Remote kindergarten

Children in selected remote communities can attend kindergarten at their local state schools as part of the Remote Kindergarten Program.

The schools offer the kindergarten program as part of a composite class delivered by their existing classroom teacher with support from a teacher aide.

Find a remote schools that offers kindy.