Established in 1971, we are the voice of community-based early childhood education and outside school hours care (OSHC) services in Victoria. We helped set up the very first community-owned services in Australia. Today, we continue to support and champion both community-owned services and the wider sector.
We’re active across the state, providing leadership and advocacy, working with governments, and supporting services with membership, quality professional development and consultancies.
We support long day care, OSHC, kindergarten, family day care and occasional care educators, teachers, leaders, coordinators and directors.
Community Child Care Association is the Victorian peak for community-owned education and care. We are also the state peak for OSHC.
Our heritage as a sector leader means we’re the go-to organisation for projects, like the Victorian Inclusion Agency.
Our vision and mission
We believe that all children deserve the best possible start in life. Our vision is excellent early childhood and outside school hours education and care for all.
We also know that community-owned services are uniquely equipped to provide high quality education and care. We work towards thriving and valued community and not-for-profit services delivering the best outcomes for children and families.
Our mission is to lead, support and advocate for accessible high-quality opportunities for children and families.
To learn more about how we’re working towards our vision and mission, read our latest annual report.