Where potential soars

 

Early Learning Centre

Kingswood College ELC provides a caring and supportive environment where children aged three to five can grow and develop with confidence.

In September 2014 the Early Learning Centre was awarded the overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standards after a recent robust assessment and rating process as part of the National Quality Framework in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law.

On all seven measures of quality, the Early Learning Centre was awarded the highest rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard.

This is an outstanding result and testament to the quality of the teaching program and care and commitment of our Early Learning Centre staff for every child in the Centre.

The overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standards is testament to the College’s motto of ‘where potential soars’.

Quality Areas assessed: Rating
1: Educational program and practice Exceeding National Quality Standard
2: Children’s health and safety Exceeding National Quality Standard
3: Physical environment  Exceeding National Quality Standard
 4: Staffing arrangements Exceeding National Quality Standard
5: Relationships with children Exceeding National Quality Standard
6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Exceeding National Quality Standard
7: Leadership and service management Exceeding National Quality Standard
Overall rating Exceeding National Quality Standard

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) is a globally recognised program and implementation commenced in the Early Learning Centre in 2014. Students will benefit from a broader program with greater depth in units-of-inquiry ensuring they are well-rounded, inquisitive and engaged learners. The program enables younger children to discover, explore, imagine and understand through active play, so they will develop the social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills needed to reach their full potential.

Students learn through enquiry and play-based activities and are encouraged to develop independence, a love of learning and confidence.

The program is developed through careful observation and an understanding of each child’s interests and their stage of development.

Each group is taught by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher and Assistant; and in preparation for their transition to school they are also taught by specialist teachers in the Junior School for Art, Library, Music and the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP).

Program Days for 2018 are:

Kindergarten - two days Tuesday, Wednesday
Kindergarten - three days Monday, Thursday, Friday
Pre Prep - three days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Pre Prep - three days Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Pre Prep - four days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

 A limited number of full-time places are available in both Kindergarten and Pre Prep.  

Please contact Registrar Elizabeth Knowles on 9896 1728 for enquiries.