The Curriculum

The ELC's curriculum responds to Australia Government, Department of Education & Training's Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Learning and Development Framework. Both frameworks identify five learning outcomes, including:

  • Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
  • Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

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.

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