Our Early Learning Centre (ELC) is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for children from 3 to 5 years of age. 


The Centre values and respects children, their families and staff. It offers a range of learning experiences that develop self-esteem, resilience, reflection, imagination, curiosity and the motivation to become a lifelong learner. The learning environment helps to provide a foundation for young children to become responsible citizens of the world. 

The ELC promotes the principles of global sustainability, recognising the uniqueness of the individual and the value of diversity. The physical environment is welcoming, stimulating, provoking and aesthetically beautiful.

elc-img_3258Dedicated teachers work as a team with children and parents. This means parents are valued for their participation, involvement and partnership. They are encouraged to share their expectations, thoughts and ideas.

Our curriculum centres on the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning, which has become the benchmark for excellence in teaching young children. Children participate in specialist programs including Music, Library and Japanese. They are also involved in an environmental program using the significant resources available to us, including time with an outdoor specialist.

Cornish College’s ELC was assessed in October 2014 and received a top rating of Exceeding in all seven Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard and the National Regulations.

The ELC Information Handbook below contains more information about the full ELC program.


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Thursday 22 February 6.00pm
Tuesday 6 March 10am - 1pm

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Outdoor learning and maths. Year 1 teachers Alexandra Parrington and Samantha Millar write for ‘Prime Number,’ the primary journal of the Mathematical Association of Victoria.

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Media Release: New Senior Studies Centre announced – set to open 2019

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Benefits of connecting land to learning – Year 1 teacher, Mrs Samantha Millar writes for the Sharing PYP blog

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Multi-age mass planting ‘Makes a Difference’

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