Central Park Child Care Centre (CPPC) is a not-for-profit community-based service supported by the City of Stonnington. CPPC caters for children between the ages of six months to five years, where children from all ages are grouped together for the duration of the session.
Advantages of multi-age grouping include:
- Younger children have the opportunity to observe and imitate a wide range of skills demonstrated by older children, often resulting in more complex and interactive play.
- It can enhance the social and emotional behaviour of older children, with the opportunity to master social skills such as leadership, turn-taking, safety awareness and responsibility for younger children.
- Siblings and friends of different ages have the opportunity to spend time with each other as they are placed together, not in separate rooms.