Kindergarten in Indigenous communities Page Content 'For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, kindy is important.' Ray Sambo, proud father and grandfather.Children living in 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can take part in a kindergarten program delivered in a range of settings including schools and childcare centres. Kindergarten is offered at the following locations in remote Queensland: Central QueenslandUndoonoo Day Care Centre, Woorabinda Darling Downs South WestCherbourg State SchoolNorth QueenslandBwgcolman State School, Palm IslandDoomadgee State SchoolMornington Island State School Far North QueenslandAurukun State SchoolGeorge Bowen Memorial Kindergarten, Hope ValeKowanyama State SchoolLockhart River State SchoolNapranum Pre-SchoolNorthern Peninsula Area State College - BamagaNorthern Peninsula Area State College - InjinooPormpuraaw State SchoolTagai State College - Badu Island (Mura Badhulgaw Ngurpay Lag) CampusTagai State College - Coconut Island (Poruma Ngurpay Lag) CampusTagai State College - Darnley Island (Erub Eruer Uteb) CampusTagai State College - Dauan Island (Dauan Ngurpay Lag) CampusTagai State College - Horn Island (Narupay Ngurpay Mudh) CampusTagai State College - Mabuiag Island (Mabuygiw Ngurpay Lag) CampusTagai State College – Boigu Island (Malu Kiwai Island Ngurpay Lag ) CampusTagai State College - Moa Island (Kubin Ngurpay Lag) CampusTagai State College - Moa Island (St Paul's Ngurpay Lag) CampusTagai State College – Murray Island (Mer Eruer Uteb) CampusTagai State College - Saibai Island (Kadhego Ngurpay Lag) CampusTagai State College - Stephen Island CampusTagai State College - Sue Island (Warraber Ngurpay Lag) CampusTagai State College - Thursday Island (Kalaw Kaziw Mudh) Primary Campus Pre-Prep - TamwoyTagai State College - Thursday Island (Paru Kaziw Mudh) Primary CampusTagai State College - Thursday Island (Waybeni Buway Ngurpay Mudh) Primary CampusTagai State College - Yam Island (Iama Ngurpay Lag) CampusTagai State College - Yorke Island (Masig Muisau Moegi Kaziw Ngurpay Lag) CampusWestern Cape College - Mapoon CampusWujal Wujal Community KindergartenYarrabah State SchoolEarly childhood teachers use Foundations for Success resources to support their delivery of Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. Visit the Foundations for Success professional development website for resources on how to plan, implement and document a quality learning program that builds on Indigenous children's culture, language and strengths. Resources include:good practice videosAcknowledgement of Country videopractical tips and advice for interpretations of Belonging, Being and Becominginspirational posters, and much more.What is kindy?Kindergarten (kindy) is a part-time educational program for children in the year before school.Kindy is a safe and supportive place, where little ones will learn, have fun and make new friends.Kindy helps our little ones get ready to go to school.Read about approved kindergarten programs, who teaches them and how to identify one.When can my child start kindy?In Queensland, children can attend kindy in the year before school.Read about when your little one can start kindy.What will my child learn?At kindy your little one will learn through play.Read about the kindy learning program and how you can support your little one's learning.What does kindy cost?Kindergarten fees vary depending on the service. You can get help to reduce the cost of kindy. Contact your local kindy or long day care centre to find out more about their fees.Low or no cost kindy is available to eligible families who meet certain criteria. Read about the rebates and financial assistance available.How can I find a kindy?Queensland Government-approved kindergarten programs can be delivered in kindy and long day care services. Look for the kindy tick.Locate a kindergarten program in your area.Yarning about kindyTo help spread the kindy message, we spoke to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, educators and community members about the importance of attending kindergarten. Read their stories.