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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.

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

Toolkits
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
8th August 2017