About Brighton Early Learning Centre (ELC)
Our Early Learning Program values the importance of play and exploration. Along with the Early Years Learning Framework we embrace the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (PYP).
The ELC community in Melbourne includes a wide variety of cultural, social and religious backgrounds. By embracing international mindedness through the PYP we recognise the significant contribution that each child and family makes to our community. As educators, we acknowledge the importance of listening to families who know their child best and to each child, who will communicate their needs and knowledge in so many different ways.
The ELC is part of the Junior School. In addition to sharing facilities, the ELC groups interact with Junior School students through the Buddy Program. We recognise the importance of developing the whole child. Whilst our program values the development of academic learning, this goes hand-in-hand with the development of social skills, motor and language skills as well as the development of a child’s sense of identity and Wellbeing.
This year, we implemented the Young Explorers Program which is designed to allow students to increase connections with the outside community and to explore the local community and further afield.
As part of early childhood education, we value the outside space as a significant area for children’s learning where they make connections with their natural world and begin to develop knowledge of the environment. Our ELC girls undertake specialist classes using the Junior School facilities for music, art, sport and Chinese in ELC 4.
The staff in the ELC are dedicated to ensuring the development of well-rounded, happy and enthusiastic learners. The best way to understand and get a feel for any place is to come and visit. We encourage you and your child to visit our Early Learning Centre in Melbourne.
Click here for our ELC Philosophy Statement.