Early Childhood Learning Centre
This specialist area caters for 3 and 4 year old children.
As the first formal place of learning for many children, the Early Childhood Learning Centre (ECLC) acts as an extension of home and provides an aesthetically beautiful environment where 3 and 4 year old children are nurtured and valued. Whilst the ECLC is an integral part of the PYP curriculum framework, the uniqueness of the early childhood learning environment means that it operates as a discrete learning unit, but utilises the wider resources of the school. This includes learning spaces and specialist teachers for Visual Arts, Perceptual Motor Program (PMP), Music, Creative Movement, Swimming and Library.
The Reggio Emilia philosophy, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences and the PYP, all of which support the child’s development, are implemented in an integrated manner with the teacher acting as a facilitator, empowering children to develop and use their abilities to meet challenges, overcome obstacles and work cooperatively on small team projects.