At our kindergartens across Cairns we encourage children to become creators, to engage with nature, to explore science and to extend their imaginations. But are your kids ready for prep?
Every child deserves the right to a happy and fulfilling childhood – one that will help set them up for a lifelong love of learning. In our kindergartens across the Cairns region, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We have dedicated Wellbeing and Inclusion Advisors available to support families and ensure a child’s needs are being met. Research shows a quality experience in the early years can make a big difference to a child’s future. Thousands of children in the Cairns region have started their learning journey at a C&K kindergarten.
Throughout our 110 year history, C&K has led the way in early childhood education and we have high ratings under the national standards. A C&K program honours every child’s right to play. At our kindergartens across Cairns we encourage children to become creators, to engage with nature, to explore science and to extend their imaginations. C&K programs support children’s creativity and problem solving. Our educators value and encourage different perspectives and celebrate diversity. They take time to build a relationship with you and your child to provide an optimal learning experience. We communicate with families about their child’s developing capabilities and strengths. Your child will be able to explore, solve problems, develop friendships, imagine and extend their capabilities in language, literacy and numeracy. We encourage children to take risks within a supportive environment.
That could be climbing to a higher branch in the tree or helping to make damper in the fire pit – healthy risk-taking supports children’s learning and development. We’ll be there to support your child through difficult moments, so they can learn to bounce back and tackle new challenges. Your child’s year at a C&K kindy will help prepare them for school.
A successful transition to school has been recognised as a factor in developing positive later outcomes for children – both socially and academically. C&K involves everyone in the process – the child, their family, their kindergarten, the school and the wider community. We recognise that every child is unique and that effective transitions acknowledge the strengths and identify the interests of each child, so that the learning journey can continue in a positive way.
Visit a C&K kindy near you and see imagination at play!
Kindy programs are for children in the year before Prep, who are turning 4 by 30 June in that year. The program is generally 15 hours a week and follows the school term. Many kindys operate on a five-day fortnight, though this may change from kindy to kindy. We have an ‘open door’ policy at all C&K services. There is a C&K kindergarten near you that will be a great fit for your child so check out our website below.
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