The ELC's curriculum is aligned with Australia Government, Department of Education & Training's Early Years Learning Framework, “Belonging, Being & Becoming”. For more information, click here.
Children are placed at the Centre of curriculum negotiations, the belief being that they learn best when their interests are acknowledged as worthy of investigation. Adopting a child-centred approach that employs materials from the child's culture and family history to illustrate concepts and principles, results in an authentically responsive curriculum model that ensures a dynamic and vibrant teaching and learning environment.
The curriculum is designed to help children to:
- Develop positive attitudes to the self and to others through the achievement of individualized personal and social goals.
- Develop positive attitudes to learning, including the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Develop concentration and observation skills.
- Develop independence and an understanding of the need for self-discipline.
- Develop concept knowledge through experience in language, mathematics, science, music, art, dance, drama, literature, social and cultural studies and technology.
- Develop core age-appropriate literacy and numeracy skills.
- Develop effective language, collaboration and communication skills.
- Develop fine and gross motor skills.
- Develop learning through the use of technology-based tools and information systems.
- Develop respectful and caring attitudes to the environment.
- Learn about sustainable living practices such as composting, energy saving, water usage, recycling and to 'take action' in support of these practices.