Welcome to Cowra Early Childhood Services (CECS). Our educators and Management Committee thank you for choosing our services to provide early and middle childhood education and care for your child and family.


CECS is a community based, not for profit organisation which manages 5 children’s services;


Carinya Early Childhood Centre                             Cowra Family Day Care                   CECS Out of School Hours Care (OOSH)

Cowra Early Childhood Long Day Care Mobile Service

Cowra Early Childhood Preschool Mobile Service


CECS is managed by a voluntary Management Committee which supports the service’s Management Team to co-ordinate each service. CECS values their role within the community in supporting families and community involvement.

Our services are licenced by the Department of Communities and implement the National Quality Framework, which includes the;

  • Education and Care National Regulations

  • National Quality Standards

  • Early Years Learning Framework/My Time Our Place

Our holistic programs are also guided by current research and documents such as;

  • Munch and Move Program

  • Red Nose

  • Early childhood theorists

Our programs are play based and guided by the children’s interests and abilities. We are constantly observing and interacting with children to understand the knowledge and skills they possess. This is then used to implement intentional programs which enhance children’s growth and learning.

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