Monday to Friday, 8:20am to 2:28pm
Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:20am - 2:28pm
Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:20am - 2:28pm
The kindergarten is located in a multicultural area, situated behind Taranganba State School in Taranganba Road. We have two large spaces where we run a Nature Play Cirriculum.
C&K Taranganba Community Kindergarten is a purpose built kindergarten. Since we are in close proximity to Taranganba State School, the kindergartens uses the school library, visit the prep classes, play on the prep playground and joins the school for special performers. All these visits help ease the transition to school for both children and families..
C&K Taranganba Community Kindergarten believes that all children have the right to an excellent learning environment. All children are unique with individual needs in relation to learning and learn skills at individual rates. The underlying foundation for our Centre’s Philosophy stems from the C&K philosophy “Where children come first.” Our Kindergarten is inclusive of all children, including, cultural diversity, additional needs and varying, socio-economic levels. A safe and nurturing environment enables all children to develop to their full potential. Children are encouraged to take time with activities and individual learning is extended upon. A deep respect for nature and the use of sustainable practices are embedded within the daily program where both educators and children work together to consciously care for the world around them.
We acknowledge that children require a learning environment that provides opportunities for creativity, cooperation, individual choice and open-ended experiences. We plan environments where children can enjoy their childhood, whilst developing skills in leadership, decision making, problem solving, asking questions, initiating and reflecting. Our centre highlights the true importance of play. Through play, children will connect, listen, enlarge and explore all aspects of their environment. Play meets outcomes from the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline and Early Years Learning Framework.
We will listen, answer, respect and support young children in their development. We will empower children to make decisions and act on them. We believe the learner is a citizen of our community, incorporating family, schools, community and culture. We invite the community into our kindy to share and contribute to the learning and development of the child as a WHOLE being. We take pride in the integration and involvement with our neighbouring school. We value and welcome the input of families and community as an inaugural part of a child’s development.
Here at C&K Taranganba, we identified a need for children to create and have access to long-term Bushcraft structures. This allows children opportunities to visit a structure, so they can extend their ideas. This is our second year working with children to create Bushcraft projects. Last year we built a selection of shelters, and Bushcraft ladders, made a Bushcraft seat, and navigated using the sun.
We love teaching children real-life skills such as knot tying and building which develops fine and gross motor skills and problem-solving skills. At our kindergarten, we believe it is important to give children the resources, times and space to explore their building choices. Many children learn building strategies from their peers and as a result, become more competent and capable themselves. We brainstorm ideas in a small and while group to extend children's project builds.
No two days are the same at C&K Taranganba. Our teaching team tailor each day’s learning taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and time spent discovering the natural environment outdoors.
Community spirit is important to us at C&K Taranganba. We foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us.