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First 5 Forever

About First 5 Forever

First 5 Forever is a family literacy initiative delivered by public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) with the primary aim of providing strong early literacy foundations for all Queensland children aged 0-5 years.

First 5 Forever directly supports parents and primary caregivers through public libraries to build confidence as their child’s first and most important educator.

Guidelines

Guidelines for the local delivery of First 5 Forever are available to download. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about:

Service Level Agreements
Louise Denoon
07 3842 9156
louise.denoon@slq.qld.gov.au

Branding, marketing and communications
Kate Hannah
07 3840 7824
kate.hannah@slq.qld.gov.au

Resources and Engagement
Michelle Swales
07 3840 7807
michelle.swales@slq.qld.gov.au

Professional Development
Kylie Webb
07 3842 9786
kylie.webb@slq.qld.gov.au

Key messages for Parents and Primary Caregivers

Key messages library staff, early childhood educators and local community service organisations can share with parents and caregivers over time.

Fact sheet - Baby Rhyme Time

This fact sheet provides supportive information and ideas about delivering a quality First 5 Forever Baby Rhyme Time program.

Fact sheet - Story Time

This fact sheet provides supportive information and ideas about delivering a quality First 5 Forever Story Time program.

First 5 Forever videos

Videos from the First 5 Forever program

First 5 Forever resources

The First 5 Forever program's templates, graphics, video and promotional materials are available for use through the dedicated First 5 Forever Dropbox.

Parents' and primary caregivers' toolkit

A toolkit to provide parents and primary caregivers of under fives with quality resources, information and encouragement.

Reports

Evaluation reports of the First 5 Forever family literacy program aimed at creating stronger language and literacy environments for Queensland children before they start kindergarten and school.

For more information:

Last updated
19th December 2017