Family & Community Resources

 

Curriculum and Learning Frameworks

 

Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline

https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/kindergarten/qklg

 

Belonging, Being & Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for families

https://www.education.gov.au/early-years-learning-framework-0

 

Education and Care Services National Regulations

https://www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national-law-regulations/national-regulations

 

Guide to the National Quality Framework

https://www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/about

 

Health and well being

 

National Immunisation Program Schedule Queensland

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/immunisation/schedule

 

Time Our Poster (for infectious conditions) issued by Queensland Health

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/426820/timeout_poster.pdf

 

Get Up and Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/phd-early-childhood-nutrition-resources

 

Get Up and Grow resources translated into Korean

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/gug-korean

 

Be You: supporting children’s and young people’s mental health in early learning services and schools, from early years to 18.

https://beyou.edu.au/

 

Staying healthy: preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education

Australian Government: National Health and Medical Research Council

 

Let's Get Moving: physical development

https://www.earlyyearscount.earlychildhood.qld.gov.au/age-spaces/lets-get-moving-physical-development/

 

Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years.

https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/311664/9789241550536-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Parenting Support

 

Support, counselling and parent education

https://parentline.com.au/ or telephone 1300 301 300

 

Relationships Australia

https://www.relationships.org.au/ or telephone 1300 364 277

 

Lifeline

Crisis support. Suicide prevention

https://www.lifeline.org.au/ or telephone 13 11 14

 

The Australian Parenting Website (supported by the Australian Government)

https://raisingchildren.net.au/

 

DV Connect

Domestic Violence Helpline and Support

http://www.dvconnect.org/ 

or telephone 1800 811 811

 

Parent educators

 

Steve Biddhulph

https://www.stevebiddulph.com/Site_1/Home.html

 

Maggie Dent

https://www.maggiedent.com/

 

Child Rights

 

Code of Ethics: Early Childhood Australia

http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/our-publications/eca-code-ethics/

 

UN Rights of the Child

https://www.unicef.org.au/Upload/UNICEF/Media/Our%20work/childfriendlycrc.pdf


 

Child Protection

 

National Association for Prevention of Child abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)

https://www.napcan.org.au/about-us/

 

Department of Child Safety

https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/child-family

 

Kids Helpline

Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

https://kidshelpline.com.au/parents

 

Family Child Connect (supported by the Queensland Government)

http://familychildconnect.org.au/

 

Bravehearts

Australia’s leading child protection organisation

https://bravehearts.org.au/

 

Daniel Morecombe Foundation

Providing education of all children about their personal safety.

https://www.danielmorcombe.com.au/

 

Indigenous Resources

 

Ngurambangga Yanhanha - Walking on Country

Including Aboriginal Australia

Indigenous culture: It’s everybody’s business

Arts

 

GOMA - check out the holiday activities for children.

www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/

 

State Library of Queensland 

www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calendar/children

There is an area called ‘The Corner’ which is specifically designed for young children. They have activities most days and good quality holiday activities.

 

Queensland Symphony Orchestra concerts for young children.

https://qso.com.au/events/education-concerts

 

Music groups in the Brisbane area based on Kodaly principles.

www.do-re-mi.com.au/

 

Natural Environment and Sustainability

 

The Mt Gravatt Environment Group

https://megoutlook.org/tag/koala/

We are part of the koala corridor which runs through the national park and beyond. There are reasons why this is threatened. Click here for details. 

 

Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network

www.qecsn.org.au/

The kindergarten joins with this organisation to promote sustainability and love of the environment.

 

Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Foundation

https://www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au/

Pleasurable food education teaches Australian children positive food habits through fun, hands-on learning.

 

Play

 

www.playgroupqld.com.au/

We have a wonderful playgroup at Mt Gravatt Community Kindergarten for children who are due to start kindy in the following year, but if your child is younger, you may want to look at other fine playgroups in the area.

 

https://theimaginationtree.com/

Ideas, activities and resources for play based learning in the early years.

 

https://www.earlyyearscount.earlychildhood.qld.gov.au/make-play-everyday/

Make Play Every Day: Simple everyday moments help your child grow.

 

https://www.education.sa.gov.au/parenting-and-child-care/parenting/learning-your-child-greatstart

Learning with your child: everyday ideas for learning

 

Local Councillor

 

www.kristaadams.com.au/

Krista Adams, Councillor for Holland Park