What is eKindy?
|eKindy offers an at home kindergarten program for children who are living in rural and remote areas, travelling or medically unable to attend a local early childhood service, in the year before Prep. The program, delivered through BrisbaneSDE, is supported by qualified early childhood teachers and covers 15 hours of kindergarten for 40 weeks a year (school terms only).|
Families have access to online and offline resources, web sessions and play days with teachers. Where possible, small groups of up to four children meet regularly in eKindy pods based at small schools or community sites throughout Queensland. eKindy focuses on playing to learn and is a flexible program that can be used in many different in ways to meet the needs of your child and family! Click here for more information about getting your child set for Prep
The eKindy program aligns with:
| Early Years Learning Framework for Australia |
|Queensland kindergarten learning guideline|
What the eKindy program includes:
Teacher support - Teachers based at distance education schools across the state support you and your child via phone, email, web sessions or play days.
Learning guides - Day-by-day play experiences to guide you and your child along the eKindy learning pathway!
Flexible schedule - Join in with the eKindy program in ways that suit your child and your family!
Play ideas - Dig around in our online sandpit for play ideas, music, games and story times.
Support resources - Information and ideas to support early childhood development are available for extra reading.
Online and offline access - View the program online or offline. Print materials are available on request.
Who can enrol in eKindy?
A child is eligible for eKindy if:
|they turn 4 by June 30 in their kindy year|
|their parent/s are Australian citizen or permanent residents of Australia|
|they fit into one of the following categories: |
Their residence is at least 16 km by the most direct route by road from the nearest centre-based service catering for kindergarten-aged children.
They have a medical certificate stating they are unable to attend a centre-based service for more than 10 consecutive weeks due to their health.
The child’s principal place of residence is likely to change at least twice during the registration year due to the parent’s work; or the child will have to spend a period of at least 10 weeks or a number of periods of at least 2 weeks that total at least 10 weeks, away from the child’s principal place of residence during the registration year.
From the frontline ...
|My boys and I absolutely love the eKindy Program, which has made me more mindful of the learning our children achieve in the activities of everyday life. It has helped to create and direct conversation, provided guidance with the suggested activities and questions, and increased understanding of how we are learning. And all whilst in an age appropriate, play based approach. The teachers and facilitators I have worked with are nothing short of amazing, sharing the common goal to make learning both easy and fun.|
Both my children are eager and excited about school, and I believe this to be thanks to a fantastic start with eKindy. (Jodi – eKindy parent)
P: 07 3727 2860
Office hoursThe eKindy admin team are available between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm, every school day.
Postal addressGPO Box 1308
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Physical address4 Cavendish Road, Corner of Stanley Street East
COORPAROO QLD 4151