Operating for over 50 years

Since our formation in 1969, we have grown from an organisation supporting 22 members and operated by volunteers, to a team of 30 professional staff supporting nearly 600 members across Australia.

From humble beginnings
in 1969.

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 children 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.


Celebrating 5 Decades of CCSA

See our banners celebrating 50 years of Early Education and Care in Australia.

1969 – 1979
1989 – 1999
2009 – 2019
1979 – 1989
1999 – 2009