The Diocese sees education from a whole of life perspective. Early Childhood Education and Care is a significant priority for the Diocese, and family, service and community are central to Diocesan Church culture.
In response, the Cairns Diocese has created a Catholic Early Learning and Care (CELC) ministry that encompasses Outside School Hours Care, Childcare and Kindergarten.
CELC’s Childcare & Community Kindergarten Redlynch opened in January, 2012. The one-of-a-kind centre integrates both long day care and kindergarten. The five room facility caters for 75 babies, toddlers and kindergarten children with both an integrated and sessional kindergarten programme. The Centre is adjacent to St Andrew’s Catholic College at Redlynch.
CELC also operates a Community Kindergarten at St John’s Parish, Silkwood, adjacent to the school; a Kindergarten/Prep programme at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Thursday Island and a Kindergarten programme at its Hammond Island campus.
Visit the Catholic Early Learning and Care website at www.ccelc.catholic.org.au