Kindy Moves was developed in 2018 as a ten-week creative movement syllabus, specifically designed for early years learning, supported by Arts Queensland Artist in Residence Grant. This program included extensive research and evaluation by Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Industries Faculty, under the leadership of Associate Professor Sandra Gattenhof.
The course was designed to complement the Early Years Learning Framework and Queensland Curriculum Guidelines, using dance as a vehicle for learning and providing an opportunity for kindergarten children to develop early numeracy and literacy skill, express themselves creatively, feel an enhanced sense of belonging and enjoyment in going to kindergarten, and kin-aesthetically explore the world around them.
Each week, students will be guided through a variety of group and small group movement-based activities to promote collaboration and self-management. Over the course of the ten-week program, the content will progress in difficulty, providing a space for students to find their own sense of agency and pride.