CPCK offers a play-based, child-initiated preschool curriculum across three key environments. We provide a social environment that fosters a strong sense of community and belonging, an emotional environment that is beautifully nurturing and a physical environment that is natural and inspiring.
We provide care and learning under the unique community-managed, not-for-profit service delivery model. Community management facilitates child-centered decision making that complements and reflects the local community. There is a strong sense of connection for families as CPCK nurtures relationships and networks that support children through the transition to school and society.
The sense of community at CPCK is enhanced by its over 60-year history of caring for Northern Beaches preschoolers. Many families continue to open the CPCK doors across multiple generations.
Children attend on the same days each week, interacting with the same classmates and teachers. Our long-established teachers are experienced, passionate, energetic and dedicated. In this social context, children are able to develop a sense of belonging that extends outside of the family unit. Their experiences are meaningful, their independence grows and they develop ownership of their learning.
We provide two-day and three-day programs for children aged 3.5 – 5 years at our location of Hall Avenue, Collaroy Plateau. Application is free and can be made online. We invite families to visit our preschool and experience first-hand the unique learning environment we have created for our children.