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Preschool to Prep chronology

1876-1900 | 1901-1925 | 1926-1950 | 1951-1975 | 1976-2000 | 2001-2007

Preschool to Prep: a brief chronology of the development and provision of early childhood education in Queensland, with an emphasis on the participation of the Queensland Government.



  • The Creche and Kindergarten Association of Queensland was formed to provide free nursery and kindergarten services, to train kindergarten teachers and to promote interest in early childhood education.


  • The Department established a Committee on Infant Schools to advise on departmental policy. The committee remained active until 1913.


  • The Creche and Kindergarten Association established The Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College.


Logan, G & Clark, E 1984, State education in Queensland: a brief history,
Dept. of Education, Qld, Brisbane.

Department of Education and Training, 1860- Annual Report.

Fazldeen, AD 1997, Creche and Kindergarten Association of Queensland: A brief history.

Preschool Education: 25th Anniversary data compilation.

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Last reviewed
10 January 2013
Last updated
10 January 2013