Celebrating 50 Years!
In 1969 the Country Preschools Association was formed to provide information and support for children’s education services.
50 years on we haven’t waivered from the core premise to provide better learning outcomes for kids through effectively managed and resourced services.
Today, in a very different environment, we help 550 services deliver the best possible education to 48,000 children. We’re proud of the enduring contribution we have made children’s education and look forward to continuing that development into the future.
CCSA was formed in 1969 under the name of Country Preschools Association. It supported community-based children’s services in rural areas and recognised that in order for services to achieve high quality outcomes for children, it was essential for the management of children’s services to be effectively resourced. This meant that the Association focused on providing information and support to the management of children’s services and, in particular, the management committees of community-based children’s services.
Since inception CCSA has had several name changes to reflect the growing diversity and differing needs of children’s services represented, including: Country Children’s Services Association and most recently Community Connections Solutions Australia.
Who We Are Today
Now CCSA has a membership of over 500 children’s services nation-wide. Members represent the full range of service types including preschools, long day care, occasional care, multipurpose centres, mobiles, family day care, out of school hours care, early intervention and outreach services. We support community based and private services located in rural, remote, regional and metropolitan areas.
It is this long history of specialising in best practice in leadership, governance, management, compliance, business support and workplace relations that continues to make CCSA the ‘go to’ organisation for ECEC services across the state and, increasingly, across the nation.
Join CCSA now to benefit from our experience and expertise. We have a dedicated Member Support team to support you, provide assistance and guidance to reduce your operational burden, and give you the confidence that you have accurate and up-to-date information.
Membership of CCSA gives you specialist information and support in governance, management, compliance and workplace relation all at a very reasonable annual rate. Find out how little it will cost for you to access our unlimited support and ensure peace of mind for the decisions you have to make.
CCSA provides comprehensive support in governance, management, leadership, business development, compliance and workplace relations. Join CCSA now to benefit from our experience and expertise. We provide assistance and guidance to reduce your operational burden, and give you the confidence that you have accurate and up-to-date information.