Multicultural families

Resources and information for culturally diverse families to help them make their child’s early years count.

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Jess learns with community

See how family, community and culture can be welcomed into early learning.

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Jess prepares for school

Join Jess as she shows us how she prepared for success at school.

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Jess’s early learning story

Join Jess as she tells her successful early learning story.

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Read & Count

Once upon a time… why reading is important

Reading aloud and sharing stories with your child when they are young helps develop literacy skills and learn about the world around them.

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Brain development: why the early years count

In the first years of a child’s life, their brain development will create the foundations for all learning and development later in life. While genetics provide the initial ‘map’ for development, it is everyday experiences and relationships that shape a child’s brain.

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Quality time with grandparents

Quality time with grandparents provides support for parents and strengthens important relationships.

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Talk & Listen

Developing language and belonging

Understanding their native language helps children feel a part of that culture and can strengthen family relationships.

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Connecting with your baby

Love, attention and interesting experiences create the best conditions for you baby’s brain growth, learning and development.

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Where to find support for parents

Juggling the many parts of family life can be hard sometimes, but having a strong support network can help.

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Nature and nurture

Genetic coding form the blueprints of a child’s development, while their environment and care influences the actual construction.

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Talk & Listen

Multiple languages in early childhood

Babies and young children’s brains are able to simultaneously learn more than one language.

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General

What to look for in a quality service

Understand more about the National Quality Framework and ratings for Queensland Early Childhood Education and Care services.

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General

Settling in to Queensland childcare

Starting kindy and playgroups can be an intense time for children, especially for families adapting to a new country, culture, language and environment.

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Early childhood education and care service options

Find out more about regulated services offered across Queensland.

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Joining the kindy community

Having parents and families involved in the kindy community makes the best experience for little ones.

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Story time helps kids learn

Telling stories is a part of culture and passing on knowledge, but did you know it also helps your child’s brain grow strong?

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Creating a sense of belonging at kindy

Having a strong connection with the community is important for kids to feel safe and welcome, so it’s great when parents and caregivers get involved in the kindy community.

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Overcoming language barriers

There are many ways to create opportunities for your child to learn English before they start school.

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