Dalby South is one of 40 Queensland Department of Education schools where a KindyLinQ program operates. Registration forms for the KindyLinQ program are available from our school office.
Fun, free play and learn sessions for 3-year-olds and their families
KindyLinQ is a play-based program that families living in identified locations can attend in the year before their child can start kindergarten. To attend the program, families must have a child who is turning 3 before the end of June in the year they are attending. Siblings are welcome to attend the program with parents.
The program provides a safe, welcoming space for families to stay with their 3-year-old child and participate in fun early learning experiences. KindyLinQ is led by a qualified teacher and early years support coordinator for a minimum of 6 hours a week across 2 or 3 days. At Dalby South our program operates on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am to 12 noon from a room in our Prep precinct.
Benefits for children and families
KindyLinQ enables young children to play, explore, sing, create and socialise with their parents, other children and experienced staff in a safe space. The program also offers guidance for families about how to support their child’s learning and development at home. Parents and carers play the most significant role in establishing the environment children need to support optimal development and learning, and they will attend each session with their child.
Learning through play
KindyLinQ is based on a facilitated playgroup model. It is about children learning through hands-on experiences with the support and guidance of a caring adult. Children will learn skills that will support them now and in later learning, including socialising, managing their emotions and developing language skills to ensure they can effectively communicate their ideas and needs. The program is informed by the Early Years Learning Framework and is separated from the curriculum expectations of school-age children. KindyLinQ also assists in connecting families with approved kindergarten providers.