The KindyLinQ pilot program for three-year-old children will be launched and trialled across five Ipswich region state schools next year.
Education Minister Grace Grace said the $2.2 million program will support many youngsters in their transition to kindy and then into Prep.
“This 12-month, specially designed program will really help some of our very young Queenslanders develop the essential basic skills needed and get ready for school,” Ms Grace said.
“KindyLinQ will act as a soft entry to kindy, encouraging parents and caregivers to actively participate in these play-based learning sessions with their child.
“We want families to access this fantastic program to build their confidence as their child’s first teacher and giving them vital tips that they can use at home.
“The trial will be free for families in the selected priority locations, with many benefits gained extending beyond the school gate.”
The five Ipswich state schools to offer KindyLinQ in 2020 include:
- Camira SS
- Carole Park SS
- Goodna SS
- Richlands East SS
- Silkstone SS