The Cooloola Christian College Early Learning Centre is a safe and supportive community where children are nurtured and encouraged to achieve, explore, develop and excel.  The program is available to children aged from 2½ years until they are eligible for Prep.
CCC has developed a unique educational program focusing on play based learning following the children’s interests, and guided by the National Quality Framework, Early Years Learning Framework, and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. Based on exploratory and creative learning philosophies, your child in our Early Learning Program is encouraged and guided as their individual gifts and abilities are developed.

CCC’s Early Learning Program is a centre-based service licensed under the Education & Care Services National Law 2010 and the Education & Care Services National Regulations 2011.

Beautiful preschool teacher teaching students to play xylophone in class

Programs

CCC’s Early Learning Centre offers:

  • Kindergarten (pre-Prep) Program – for children aged from 3½ years to school age. Children in this Government Approved Kindergarten Program must attend a minimum of 2 days per week during school term time.
  • Pre-Kindy program – for children aged from 2½ years. You can enroll your child from 1 to 5 days per week in this program.

Other services offered through the CCC ELC include Before and After School Care as well as Vacation Care. Click here for details of these programs.

Session Times

The Early Learning Centre operates from 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) for 50 weeks of the year. The Centre is closed each year during Christmas week and New Year week.

Cost

CCC’s Early Learning Centre daily rate for 2016 is $75 per day.

Families can claim the applicable Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) once registered with the Department of Human Services (DHS). You can contact DHS by phone on 13 61 50 or via their web site www.humanservices.gov.au

Staffing

Cooloola Christian College staff involved in the Early Learning Program have extensive experience and qualifications in providing educational programs to young children.  Our Educators will greet you and your child each morning, and the same staff will give you details of your child’s day each afternoon.

Daily Activities

Each day follows a pattern but allows for flexibility and the opportunity to explore, according to the interests of the child. The main activities of our educational Kindergarten program are undertaken from 9:00am to 3:00pm, in school term time.

During the week the following areas will be explored:

  • Devotions
  • Games
  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Indoor Activities
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Story Time
  • Maths
  • Music/Dance
  • Creative Play
  • Individual Activities
  • Group work
  • Physical Education
  • Computing
  • Literacy
  • Quiet/Rest Time