The Kalwun Early Learning Program is a free, stand-alone school readiness program based on the Early Years Learning Framework.

The program provides:

  • a warm, nurturing and safe environment that encourages the development of the whole child
  • a smooth transition into prep
  • the strengthening of cultural identity
  • qualified, experienced and caring staff to meet the needs of the individual child
  • a variety of experiences that are designed to promote and extend the child's development
  • a strong focus on planning experiences that are based on children’s current interests and strengths
  • a support network for families.


The service is based at three locations:

  • Kalwun Child and Family Support Service - Burleigh, 14 Kortum Dr, Burleigh Heads
  • Kalwun Child and Family Support Service - Coomera, 9 Jowett Street, Coomera
  • Currumbin State School, 6 Philip St, Currumbin


The Kalwun Early Learning Program operates from 9.30am until 2.30pm each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Burleigh, Currumbin) and Monday through to Friday (Coomera) during school terms. 

What you will need

  • Small backpack
  • Lunch box
  • Two pieces of fruit per day (morning and afternoon tea)
  • Nutritious lunch
  • One set of spare clothes (labelled)
  • Wide-brimmed hat (labelled)
  • Safe, comfortable shoes that are fully closed


The Early Learning Program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 3–5 years.

Accessing the service

Early registration is essential to secure your child's place in the Early Learning Program. contact the Child and Family Support Service - South team on (07) 5520 8600 to register your interest.

More information

Download the Kalwun Early Learning Program - Burleigh Heads Parent Handbook 2019 or the Kalwun Early Learning Program - Currumbin Parent Handbook 2019 for more information on our programs.

Kalwun acknowledges the various Traditional Custodians on whose land we meet, share, learn, work and live. We pay our respect to the Elders past, present and emerging and extend our respect to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from all Nations of this land.

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