The Early Learning Centre (ELC) 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.
Dedicated 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 Early Learning Centre Information Handbook contains more information about the full ELC program.