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First 5 Forever evaluation reports

These reports summarise key achievements, success factors and recommendations for future years. First 5 Forever is a family literacy initiative delivered by public libraries with the primary aim of providing strong early literacy foundations for all Queensland children aged 0-5.

The initiative is coordinated by State Library of Queensland (SLQ) and delivered in partnership with local councils, the network of over 320 Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres plus government and non-government agencies.

For further information, please contact the First 5 Forever team by email

Summary report: 2015 - 2017

Evaluating the Impact of the First 5 Forever Initiative

Report prepared by QUT's Digital Media Research Centre

Findings from this report reveal First 5 Forever achieving strong impacts across all target measures.

While primarily built around promoting and improving early literacy, First 5 Forever was also found to be a community facilitator and connector, supporting families and children through a culture of participation and lifelong learning. Download the full report.

Summary report: 2015 & 2016

Full reports

First 5 Forever 2016 Evaluation report cover

Alternatively, you may wish to read in parts:

Executive summary   (PDF 2.1 MB)

Recommendations and introduction   (PDF 1.0 MB)

Increasing access to early literacy experiences   (PDF 1.8 MB)

Reaching all families with children 0-5   (PDF 1.8 MB)

Collaborative partnerships and coordination   (PDF 1.2 MB)

Family and community awareness campaign   (PDF 1.2 MB)

Workforce capability and standards   (PDF 1.5 MB)

Backbone organisation - collective impact   (PDF 1.2 MB)

Evaluation framework   (PDF 924.5 KB)

Last updated
12th June 2018