- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm, 50 weeks a year
- 2023 - term starts on 23 January 2023
- Please click here to download the 2023 kindy calendar.
Our Extended Hours Kindergarten program runs 8:00am to 6:00pm, 3 days a week.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Holdiay Kindy is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday during the Queensland School Holidays.
You can learn more about the Extended Hours Kindergarten Program here.
Welcome to C&K Port Douglas Community Kindergarten, situated on the school grounds of Port Douglas State School (4 Endeavour Street, Port Douglas).
No two days are the same at C&K Port Douglas Community Kindergarten. Our curriculum is emergent, meaning that the learning is child led. As the children engage with their local environments; the Great Barrier Reef, rivers and creeks and the Daintree Rainforest, they share their experiences and this stimulates the learning. Children’s interests, needs, strengths and knowledge also shapes our curriculum, planning, resources and the learning experiences provided. Through our knowledge of the children’s needs, experiences and interests, we incorporate visual arts, music, drama, science, early math concepts, language, literature, fine and gross motor skills. We value children’s wellbeing and help to foster their social and emotional development.
Natural Play Spaces
Our spaces have been developed with the support of families and community over the past 15 years. The large, natural spaces stimulate learning through discovery of flora and fauna, investigations with natural materials and engaging with the environment. We pride ourselves on our abundance of natural play spaces, including a mud kitchen, flowing creed bed with two small waterfalls, a large sandpit with water pump, veggie patch, fire pit, fish pond, bird bath and a wooden fort, where the children’s imaginations run wild.
Community spirit is important to us at C&K Port Douglas Community Kindergarten. We foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We have a strong community involvement with local groups, events, celebrations and commemorations. Each year we engage with our local Carnivale celebrations, Child Protection and Under Eight’s Week Events, groups such as croc wise, Great Barrier Reef Legacy and emergency Services. Being on the school grounds allows the children to regularly visit the library, join in sports carnivals and science week etc. We find this helps for an easy transition to prep. Our educators are highly qualified with teaching experiences in kindergarten, pre-prep and grades one and two.
We look forward to meeting you!