Yankalilla Community Children’s Centre is an integrated site offering both preschool and long day care with a licenced capacity for 65 children. It is a rural centre located approximately 75 kilometres south of Adelaide on the main road between the rural town of Yankalilla and the coastal town of Normanville. Farming, hospitality and service industries are the main sources of local employment.
The Yankalilla Community Children’s Centre provides preschool, long day care and a community playgroup. It serves a large, diverse and growing district that incorporates the towns and catchment areas of Inman Valley, Delamere, Torrens Vale, Hay Flat, Parawa, Second Valley, Rapid Bay, Cape Jervis, Wattle Flat, Myponga, Carrickalinga and Wirrina Cove.
Parent and community involvement in the centre is high. The centre provides a staff member, space and resources to support a playgroup on site each Friday during term time and this service provides an excellent introduction to our centre for families in our community. Parent and community involvement is actively encouraged by staff in the planning and provision of their care and educational programs.
Parents and Community are also strongly involved in the governance of the Centre. The Governing Council/Management Committee has parent, community and staff representation who work together to develop future directions for the site, monitor progress and promote quality outcomes for children and families.