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Kindergarten Diaries Purchasing GuideUpdated 2 years ago

What do you mean by Kindergarten?

In each state of Australia, kindergarten (frequently referred to as "kinder" or "kindy") means something slightly different. In Tasmania, New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory, it is the first year of primary school. In Victoria, kindergarten is a form of preschool and may be referred to interchangeably as preschool or kindergarten. In Victoria and Tasmania, the phrase for the first year of primary school is called Prep (short for "preparatory"), which is followed by grade one.

In Queensland, kindergarten is usually an institution for children around the age of 4 and thus, it is the precursor to preschool and primary education. The year preceding the first year of primary school education in Western Australia, South Australia, or the Northern Territory is referred to respectively as pre-primary, reception, or transition. (Wikipedia)

For programming and reflection under the QLD Kindergarten Framework, use the QLD Kindy Weekly Programming and Reflection Dairy, which references the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. 

For your Outdoor Program, use the Central Outdoor Weekly Programming and Reflection Diary which is suitable for both EYLF and QKLG.

To support you in applying and recording sustainable practices, we have the Our Sustainable Year Wall Calendar. The Culturally Responsive Year Calendar has been designed to meet the discussion notes in the 2021 NQF ALF Update. The recent review focused on Approved Learning Frameworks and highlighted changes to strengthen the connection between Learning Frameworks and the National Quality Standard in Indigenous ways of being, knowing, and doing and moving from cultural competence to cultural responsiveness. 

To help you capture and record Individual Observations, our Individual Observations Duplicate Book works in conjunction with the Weekly Programming and Reflection Diary and provides duplicate pages, so your records are filed where they need to be. We also have a My Amazing Year - Portfolio Learning Journal for Children to help you capture their progress throughout the year.

If you require a diary that handles the admin and compliance you would be best to get the Child Care Centre Diary.

For Nominated Supervisors, we have the Nominated Supervisor Diary. We also have a diary for the Educational Leader role.

What is different in the QLD Kindergarten diaries?

The only difference in the QLD Kindy Programming and Reflection diary is that instead of referencing the EYLF and VEYLDF, they reference the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG) on the actual Reflection pages of the Programming and Reflection Diaries (for educators). 

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