Early Learning Center Enrolment
Regional Catholic Early Learning Centres enable children to take the first step into Catholic education. Families can access either of the two options available:
- the preschool only program -
(15 hours per week during school terms)
- a preschool and childcare program - all week attendance required -
(Open from 7:30am - 6:00pm, 48 weeks per year)
All the Early Learning Centres are approved childcare providers. The Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate is available to assist families with fee payments, see www.familyassist.gov.au
Fees compare favourably with those of local long day care centres.
Children who will be four years of age by 30 April of the year of enrolment are eligible to be enrolled at one of the five regional Centres.
Enrolment at a Regional Catholic Early Learning Centre is stage one of a Catholic education pathway from Preschool to Year 12.
Indicative Fee Schedule for ACT Catholic Early Learning Centres 2011
|Hours||Cost Per Day|
|Preschool Hours||9:00am - 3:00pm||$56.00|
|Before Preschool Care||7:30am - 9:00am||$14.00|
|After Preschool Care||3:00pm - 6:00pm||$25.00|
Note: Indicative fees are gross and do not include refunds claimable under the Commonwealth Government's Child Care Benefit Scheme