Useful Information and Links
Legislation and Governance
ACECQA is an independent national authority, based in Sydney. ACECQA guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care nationally and ensures consistency in delivery. http://www.acecqa.gov.au/
AEDC is a population measure of young children’s development; it provides a snapshot of how children are developing by the time they reach school. Data is collected by the child’s teacher in the first year of formal full time schooling. The census occurs nationally every three years in May. https://www.aedc.gov.au/
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATON, is committed to ensuring Queenslanders have the education and skills they need to contribute to the economic and social development of Queensland.
DET HOME: https://det.qld.gov.au/home EARLY CHILDHOOD: http://deta.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood/
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - Provide a range of payments and services that help families look after their children’s education and health care, and any family issues that may come up along the way. e.g. Child care benefit, (Medicare, Centrelink)
MY SCHOOL is a resource for parents, educators and the community to give readily accessible information about each of Australia’s just over 10,000 schools and campuses. https://myschool.edu.au/
My School now has eight years of data enabling fair comparisons to be made among schools serving students from similar socio-educational backgrounds, using the index of community socio-educational advantage (ICSEA). It is ICSEA that enables fair comparisons to be made between schools with similar students.
The MY CHILD website is Australia's online child care portal. On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. Service assessment and rating results are also found on this site. http://www.mychild.gov.au/sites/mychild
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK -The blue card system, has transferred to the Public Safety Business Agency. The blue card website and phone, fax and postal addresses remain the same. http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/
Learning Frameworks and Curriculums
The AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM sets consistent national standards to improve learning outcomes for all young Australians. It sets out, through content descriptions and achievement standards, what students should be taught and achieve, as they progress through school.
BELONGING, BEING, BECOMING, the Early Years Learning Framework.
Educators Guide to Belonging, Being, Becoming
EYLF languages other than English and other supportive resources
Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy: Building Good Practice
Literacy and Numeracy Cards:
Foundations for learning: Relationships between the Early years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum
Foundations for Success is a practical guideline to extend and enrich learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the kindergarten year. The guideline supports educators to implement a program that connects with families and communities and builds on the cultural knowledge, strengths and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Acknowledgement of Country on this page.