Lowood And District Community Kindergarten Association Inc | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Lowood And District Community Kindergarten Association Inc

Session Times

C&K Lowood & District Community Kindergarten is open Monday - Friday from 9.00am-3.00pm. As C&K Kindergartens have an open door policy, the doors will open at 2:40pm in the afternoons.
We offer two groups on a five day fortnight schedule.
Group 1 Monday/Tuesday/Alternating Wednesday - 22 children.
Group 2 Alternating Wednesday/Thursday/Friday - 22 children. 

About us

We believe that the early part of our up bringing is a fundamental component in our lives, and can be greatly influenced by a caring, safe and stimulating learning environment. At Lowood Kindergarten we recognise the importance of play within our learning environment. We are guided by C&K's philosophy of a play based curriculum that allows children to learn, grow and develop to their full potential. To enable this to happen the children are learning in an environment that encourages, supports, challenges and provides numerous opportunities for spontaneous learning.
- We are Community Based, not-for-profit organisation.
- We are managed by a PARENT COMMITTEE, elected each year.
- The children's education is our main aim.
- We provide a fun and exciting educational program for both kindy and preschool aged children.
- Our priority is to provide for the children and families in the local and wider community.
- All aspects of the environment provide the highest quality and standards.
- Play is the main component of our educational program, with the importance of parent, family and community involvement a major focus.
 

Our Educational Program

We use C&K’s Building Waterfalls – Australia’s first collaborative early childhood curriculum. The daily routine is made up of indoor and outdoor activities, with group times several times a day to focus on language, communication, self-concept and music/movement. The activities are based on individual developmental needs and interests from observations recorded and planned for by staff, as well as daily interactions and ideas from children. We incorporate the following activities and experiences:
- Negotiated & emergent curriculum
- Learning through discovery and group collaboration
- Visual Arts
- Music and Movement
- Science experiments
- Education for sustainability (worm farm, recycling)
- Qld Museum Loan
- Special Community Visitors (Music Show, Reptile Show, Fire, Police and Ambulance)
- Visit to elderly at nursing home
- Annual Excursion
- Parent Roster & Interviews
 

Our Staff

The Kindergarten has perm 1 permanent qualified, registered early childhood trained Teacher/Director, and is supported by an experienced Assistant. Together they offer a warm and supportive environment for all children and their families. They each hold a current First Aid Certificate.

Parent Committee
President - Leads and motivates Committee, Acts as Chairperson at Monthly meetings, Co-ordinates & delegates responsibilities, Needs to be aware of the day to day operations
Vice-President - Adopts Presidents role in his/her absence, Accepts delegation responsibility for special projects eg. Maintenance, marketing
Secretary - Records minutes & supplies copies complying with rules, Responds to correspondence, Maintains files & membership register, Prepares monthly Newsletter
Treasurer - Prepares accounts due for fees, Receipts & banks all monies received for fees, Maintains records books, Issues receipts for Child Care Benefit

Grant applications
There are also other Sub-Committee members such as Fundraising Co-ordinator, Maintenance Officer & the combined role of Risk Management & Workplace Health & Safety Officer.
 

We currently have 2 positions available in group two!

Session Times
C&K Lowood & District Community Kindergarten is open Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 3:10pm. We run a flexible afternoon from 2:30pm to allow families to get to school pick ups in time.

We offer two groups on a five day fortnight schedule:
Group 1: Monday, Tuesday, alternating Wednesdays - 22 children
Group 2: alternating Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday - 22 children

Waiting List
Please contact us or fill out our waiting list form to place your child on our waiting list for 2019 onwards. It is free to go on our waiting list. 

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. When places are available, 3-year old children can attend.

C&K's kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children to be curious, capable, and collaborative learners.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, for us learning is partnership between teachers, children, parents, and communities. 

All C&K centres feature Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

Our approach continues the longstanding traditions and philosophical commitments of C&K to our children, families and communities. Read more about the history of C&K.

We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations, nurture healthy minds and bodies, as children explore, experiment, play and learn.

Learning through play is an integral part of our education program. Our educators skilfully enrich and extend on children's play experiences, creating a learning program that is tailored and meaningful for your child.

Your child's learning journey is shared with you via conversations with your child's educators, through written documentation in your centre and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

News

The Lowood Kindy Community Fete has become a community tradition, and this year is being held on Saturday 11th August from 8:00am - 1:00pm.

We are currently searching for this years sponsors and will be taking stall holders and entertainment in the upcoming months. 

Our aim this year is a $5000 profit. 

Lowood's daily fees are:

  • $26.00 

For more information, please refer to our 2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)