Queensland’s largest early childhood education and care provider since 1907, and there have been well over a million children who have started their learning journey at one of C&K’s childcare centres or kindergartens. Leaders and innovators in the field of education, the C&K philosophy sets them apart as they value inclusion and diversity and support the right of all children to a quality early education.
C&K is passionate about providing opportunities for children to develop a lifelong love of learning that grows their imagination, resilience and real-world knowledge and skills.
As per the National Quality Rating results, C&K is placed well above the national average, with children being encouraged to embrace the idea of being part of that wider community through excursions and visits from local community members. C&K believes in nurturing happy, healthy minds and bodies so that every child can achieve their full potential, providing every child with a unique learning journey that supports them as they make meaning of their world.
C&K has its own teaching guidelines Building waterfalls—a curriculum developed specially for C&K and nationally recognised. Children at C&K services learn through play and through engagement with the natural environment in preparation for school and their life-long learning journey. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) says play-based learning is ‘a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they actively engage with people, objects and representations’. Children who are immersed in play-based learning environments are supported by educators who pair literacy, numeracy and social skill development with fun.
Starting school is a milestone in a child’s life and C&K ensures successful transitions through a team effort involving the child, their family, their kindergarten, the school and the wider community. Each C&K child is also supported by a Transition Statement prepared by educators during the final weeks of the kindergarten year.
So, if you are looking for a childcare place, visit www.candk.asn.au to find a C&K near you!