As a community based not-for-profit preschool, we welcome, appreciate and depend on family and community involvement. We value the family and the community as partners in children’s education and encourage their involvment in all aspect of the children’s preschool experience.
Families can do this by taking an interest in what happens at preschool: talking to your child about their day; reading notes and newsletters; spending time at preschool to play and interact with your child and their friends; completing surveys; attending parent talks; caring for our place; joining the Management Committee or parent project group; participating in fund raising and special events; attending meetings; making suggestions; joining in social events and telling others about the wonderful things that are happening at Coffs Harbour Community Preschool.
Our partnership with the wider community includes participation in local events such as the Coffs Harbour Show, community parades, sustainability festivals, and National Storytime; welcoming local representatives of the Gumbaynggirr nation, Sikh community and other cultural groups into the preschool to share their culture; utilising the Australian Museum’s Museum in a Box program; displaying artwork at the City library and Local Member of Parliament’s office; liaising with local schools and intervention services.
Families and communities are very important parts of a community based preschool and have an essential role to fulfill at our Centre. We value and welcome all support.
“This preschool has been such a positive place for Abi to come to and you have brought out such a wonderful confidence in her. I know that the care and nurturing she has received here over the past 2 years has played a major role in that. So I want to say thank you and let you know that we will really miss our time here but are so very grateful that we had the chance to be a part of this fabulous preschool and experienced the wonderful sense of community that you offer.”Nicole