The Early Learning Centre adopts a Reggio Emilia philosophy as the basis in developing policies, procedures and programming. This approach is closely aligned to the International Baccalaureate (IB) philosophy – the Primary School is currently working towards IB accreditation and it is already established and implemented in Middle and Senior Years.
Reggio Emilia is based upon the following set of principles:
• Children must have some control over the direction of their learning
• Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing
• Children have a relationship with other children and with material items in the world that children
must be allowed to explore
• Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves
Much of the learning in Reggio Emilia settings takes place in the form of projects where children have opportunities to explore, observe, hypothesize, question, and discuss to clarify their understanding. Children are also viewed as social beings and a focus is made on the child in relation to other children, the family, the teachers, and the community rather than on each child in isolation.
The Centre is a long daycare service open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm, 48 weeks a year. Incorporated into the day is a pre-school program that runs for four mornings per week for children aged 4-5 years.
Our purpose-built facility offers a number of interactive learning features and there are many “excursion” opportunities to visit other facilities and activities within the safety of the College campus.
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