Early learning resources

Kindergarten orientation 2020

The department has compiled advice to support schools to consider alternate ways to engage families and children in preparation for starting school in 2021.

Kindergarten orientation and transition 2020-21

Download A strong start to school - Kindy 2021 for an overview of resources and strategies to support school transition planning.

Resources for teachers

The following resources provide educators with a range of suggestions and play based learning experiences that can be used to support children’s learning. Communication with families about their child’s learning at home and preschool is an important part of these resources.

Projects for learning

Early learning matters podcast

Early Learning Coordinator Jacqui Ward is joined by a number of colleagues who support department preschools where they unpack important early childhood concepts, theories and practice.

The episodes unpack important early childhood concepts, theories and practice while sharing experience and advice with educators listening.

Select the play button to start listening

Resources to support families

‘Learning outcomes are most likely to be achieved when early childhood educators work in partnership with families. Educators recognise that families are children’s first and most influential teachers’ (Early Years Learning Framework, page 13).

Continuity of learning is an important practice of the Early Years Learning Framework. It is especially important if children experience long absences from early childhood education or experience major changes in their life.

These resources may be used by preschool and early intervention educators:

  • to support families’ understanding of early learning and how this can be promoted at home
  • to provide continuity of learning for children who are experiencing a long absence from early childhood education by working with families to encourage learning through play at home.

Holistic teaching resources

Family resources

The following resources can be used by educators to support families’ understanding of the five learning outcomes and encourage engagement in their child’s learning at home. The resources can also be provided to families when children experience an extended absence from preschool or early intervention.


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