Yarn about kindy

Let’s yarn about kindy.

At kindy, your little one will build on the basic skills they have already learnt at home with you.

They will learn about language, social skills and nature while playing with other kids who are often from lots of cultures and backgrounds.

Your little one will develop a strong sense of identity and feel connected to their world as they become confident learners at kindy.

People all over Queensland have had a yarn about kindy. See what they have to say:

Uncle Philip – Traditional descendant of the Yuibera people – Mackay

‘When my father went to school, his education wasn’t valued, so I say to the young parents of today, make sure the opportunity is taken up and get those kids into early education.’ Watch the video.

Aunty Maureen – descendent of the Guggandji people of Yarrabah – Cairns

Having lived in a time when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people fought for the right to be seen and heard, Aunty Maureen believes early childhood education is the basic foundation for giving children a better chance in life. Watch the video.

Aunty Ruby – Mununjali and Wangerriburra Elder – Beaudesert

‘I think our children will find that place of belonging, if our Elders can take that step into those early childhood spaces, and say, I want my children to hear the stories.’ Watch the video.

Sharron Lindh – Wiradyuri Gamilaraay woman – Ipswich

‘It doesn’t just take one person to raise a child, it takes a community.’ Listen to the song.

Cindy Willet – Early Years Community Education Counsellor – Mackay

‘Enrolling in kindy could seem overwhelming, but all you need to do is take that first step and go to the local kindy.’ Read more.

Click on the articles below to learn more about how your little one can become a kindy kid too.

Published — 11 April 2019 Last updated — 11 April 2019

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