First 5 Forever
About First 5 Forever
First 5 Forever (formerly Best Start) is a universal family literacy program aimed at creating stronger language and literacy environments for 0-5 year old children before they start kindergarten and school.
First 5 Forever directly supports parents and primary caregivers to be confident as their child’s first and most important teacher, and will provide increased access to resources they need through public libraries.
- First 5 Forever website (public)
- First 5 Forever Facebook page (for parents and carers)
- First 5 Forever professional networking group (for professionals (open to anyone working directly with Queensland children aged 0-5 years and their families; including library staff, educators, community health practitioners, parent advocates, managers, team leaders and key early childhood decision makers)
The FAQ section is currently under review and new guidelines will be available shortly. If you have questions about:
Service Level Agreements
07 3842 9156
Branding, marketing and communications
07 3840 7824
07 3840 7807
07 3842 9786
Key messages library staff, early childhood educators and local community service organisations can share with parents and caregivers over time.
This fact sheet provides supportive information and ideas about delivering a quality First 5 Forever Baby Rhyme Time program.
This fact sheet provides supportive information and ideas about delivering a quality First 5 Forever Story Time program.
Videos from the First 5 Forever program
The First 5 Forever program's templates, graphics, video and promotional materials are available for use through the dedicated First 5 Forever Dropbox.
A toolkit to provide parents and primary caregivers of under fives with quality resources, information and encouragement.
For more information:
- First 5 Forever program enquiries: email@example.com or 07 3840 7807