The new Clermont C&K; Community Kindergarten opened in late January.
The new Clermont C&K; Community Kindergarten opened in late January.

New kindy makes learning fun

KINDY kids in Clermont got to share in the back-to-school nerves and excitement at the start of the new school year as a new C&K kindergarten opened its doors.

The Clermont kindergarten was one of 65 to open across Queensland on January 23, providing families with more access to the C&K kindergarten program which prepares children for school and teaches social and emotional skills as well as emergent numeracy and literacy skills through play-based learning.

"The new kindergartens are co-located on state school premises which make it more convenient for families with children that go to both school and kindergarten and will give kindergarten children a better understanding of the school environment," C&K chief executive Barrie Elvish said.

"With the increased Health Care Card subsidy of $2600 per eligible age child per year off the full kindergarten fee and the increases to the SEIFA subsidies, more Queensland families will be able to enrol their children in a C&K kindergarten program in 2012 at no or low cost."

The 65 new C&K Kindergartens are part of the State Government's $321 million commitment to establish up to 240 extra kindergarten services across the state by 2014 and while the new kindergarten locations were determined by the Queensland Government, C&K will be the operator and manager of the 65 new facilities.


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