The ACT Directorate’s Koori Preschool Program provides 3-5 year old children with rich, play-based experiences aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework, in a culturally safe environment that includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum. Koori Preschools operate at the following school sites:
- Ngunnawal Primary School;
- Kingsford Smith School;
- Narrabundah Early Childhood School;
- Wanniassa School; and
- Richardson Primary School.
Each Koori Preschool provides 15 hours of preschool per week (600 hours per year). In addition to enrolment in Koori Preschool, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children can enrol in their local preschool.
The Koori Preschool Program works closely with the ACT Child and Family Centres to develop strong partnerships with families, support parent engagement in children’s learning, increase enrolment and attendance, and link families with other programs that strengthen community and cultural connections.
Children from birth to three years can attend a Koori Preschool when accompanied by a parent or guardian, enabling greater family engagement and supporting transition to formal schooling.
For further information, please contact the Early Childhood Education Officer on (02) 6207 1106.