The Cooloola Christian College Early Learning Centre is a safe and supportive community where children are nurtured and encouraged to achieve, explore, develop and excel. The program is available to children aged from 15 months until they are eligible for Prep.

CCC has developed a unique educational program focusing on play based learning following the children’s interests, and guided by the National Quality Framework, Early Years Learning Framework, and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. Based on exploratory and creative learning philosophies, your child in our Early Learning Program is encouraged and guided as their individual gifts and abilities are developed.

CCC’s Early Learning Program is a centre-based service licensed under the Education & Care Services National Law 2010 and the Education & Care Services National Regulations 2011.


CCC’s Early Learning Centre offers:

  • Kindergarten (pre-Prep) Program – for children aged from 3½ years to school age.
  • Pre-Kindy program – for children aged from 3 years.
  • Toddlers program – for children aged from 15 months.

Other services offered through the CCC ELC include Outside of School Hours Care. Click here for details of these programs.

Session Times

The Early Learning Centre operates three session times:

  • 12 Hour session – 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) for 50 weeks per year.
  • 9 Hour session – from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) for 50 weeks per year.
  • 6 Hour session – from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) for 50 weeks per year.

The Centre is closed each year during Christmas week and New Year week.


The daily rate of care is:
12 hour session – $90.00 per day
9 hour session – $90.00 per day
6 hour session – $80.00 per day

Families can claim the applicable Child Care Subsidy (CCS) once you are registered with the Department of Human Services. You can contact the department by phone on 13 61 50 or through their web site:


Fees at CCC Early Learning Centre include:
Food (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)


Daily Activities

Each day follows a pattern but allows for flexibility and the opportunity to explore, according to the interests of the child. The main activities of our educational Kindergarten program are undertaken from 9:30am to 3:00pm, in school term time.

During the week the following areas will be explored:

  • Devotions
  • Games
  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Indoor Activities
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Story Time
  • Maths
  • Music/Dance
  • Creative Play
  • Individual Activities
  • Group work
  • Physical Education
  • Computing
  • Literacy
  • Quiet/Rest Time