While Early Years Framework focuses on children birth to five years, The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines supports kindergarten teachers’ professional practice in a range of contexts across Queensland. The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines build connections between what children already know or can do, their learning in a kindergarten program, and future learning in Prep.
Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines help children to:
- develop a strong sense of identity
- connected with and contribute to their world
- build a strong sense of wellbeing
- be confident and involved learner.
The guidelines provide two tools for kindergarten teachers to assist them in promoting continuity of learning for children. The Continua of Learning and Development assists teachers to assess, reflect and share information with parents about children’s progress. While the Transition Statement is a summary of each child’s learning with contributions from the kindergarten program teacher, parents and child, created towards the end of the year. It is a useful document parents are encouraged to share with their child’s Prep teacher to support a smooth transition to Prep.