Early Childhood Alumni QUT

Early Childhood Alumni QUT promotes networking among graduates and friends who value the contributions that early childhood education graduates have made to education in Queensland.

This chapter evolved from the early efforts of a small group of Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College (BKTC) graduates who met in 2000. They wanted to create events and publications that brought together graduates and others who valued early childhood at a time when political, academic and administrative players were bringing diverse views into debates about future directions for early childhood programs. At its annual lecture, the chapter discusses issues pertinent to current practices in early childhood education.

Upcoming memorial lecture event

The QUT Early Childhood Alumni Chapter invites you to the Sixteenth Annual Jean Ferguson Memorial Lecture; What does STEM look like in early childhood contexts? You will hear from early childhood teachers who are involved with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in those early childhood years.

The event will be held on Tuesday 5 September at the QUT Gardens Point Campus. Tickets are $60.00 per person or $40.00 for current QUT students. Register now!

How can I join?

To find out about joining the chapter, contact Early Childhood Alumni QUT.

Membership is free.

Jean Ferguson Memorial Award in Early Childhood Education

This award was established to encourage projects and activities with a direct impact on the development of children from birth to eight years. It aims to assist current students and practitioners involved in innovative projects that contribute to the education, care and well-being of children in this age group. It also intends to highlight current developments in early childhood education more broadly in the community of educators, and provide a forum for sharing the learning outcomes of this award for the benefit of fellow professionals.

Graduates Remember centenary coffee table book

'Graduates Remember' is a coffee table book featuring an oral history of BKTC Graduates from 1911-1981. Complete the application form (PDF file, 128.2 KB) to order your copy.


Early Childhood Alumni QUT


  • Postal address:
    Alumni and Development Office
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane Qld 4001