The Queensland Government has committed a further $4 million from 2021 to 2024 to improve children’s transition from early childhood settings into schooling through a focus on effective partnerships and best practice approaches to early years curriculum and pedagogy.
The Step up into Education (2021–2024) initiative will assist schools to work with transition experts to evaluate and modify their existing transition programs to:
- build collaborative partnerships with Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) service providers, educators, children and families
- demonstrate evidence-based, best practice approaches to transitions and early years curriculum and pedagogy, as identified in current research and literature
- determine strategies and initiatives to meet the needs of children and families.
An additional 7 state schools (one per region) will be selected to spotlight effective and evidence-based early years practice that enhance children’s transition to school in line with the principles, action areas and outcomes of the
Supporting successful transitions: School-decision making tool (PDF, 1.6MB) and the School improvement model of
State Schools Improvement Strategy 2021–2025: Every student succeeding .