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Kindy is a ‘deadly’ choice

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and the Department of Education are working together to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children as they transition into kindy.

Through the IUIH network of Aboriginal Medical Services, the Deadly Kindies program supports children across South East Queensland with access to free, pre-kindy health checks. Getting kids ready and engaged in education directly impacts the health and wellbeing of themselves, their families and their communities long into the future.

Ambassador Johnathan Thurston works closely with Deadly Kindies to promote the benefits of kindy, help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families access kindy and make sure more kids are kindy-ready.

Children who received all their age-appropriate health checks and have registered their interest in kindy receive a Kindy Kit containing a kindy backpack, shirt, hat, lunch box, drink bottle, library bag, sheets and a blanket.

While Kindy Kits provide kids with all the items needed for kindy, being kindy-ready relies on access to a range of services, such as speech therapy, audiology and eye health checks, that help our little ones develop the skills they will need at school.
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Last updated
01 November 2018