Remote kindergarten program to be extended
QUEENSLAND’S Remote Kindergarten Program will be expanded into 30 more Queensland state schools over the next two years, Education Minister Grace Grace announced.
“The Remote Kindergarten Pilot has been very successful in helping achieve this aim, with 239 children across 38 schools benefiting since it began in 2016; so we’ll now transition from a pilot phase into a full, ongoing program from the start of 2019,” she said.
“Expanding into 30 more schools will provide much-needed access to kindergarten for more than 100 extra children in remote areas that are located more than 50km from the nearest kindergarten service.”
President of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association, Tammie Irons, said she welcomed not only the expansion of the Remote Kindergarten Program, but the ongoing certainty provided to schools involved in the pilot.
“Face-to-face education is so important for children living in rural and remote parts of Queensland and the expansion of this program will ensure more kids have access to it,” Ms Irons said.
For more information visit www.qed.qld.gov.au.