Early Learning Centre (ELC)

Early Learning Centre - Pre-school for three to five year olds

Nurturing curious young explorers to work collaboratively and develop an understanding of the world around them

Our Early Learning Centre (ELC) or preschool for three to five year olds aims to provide an environment that is secure, warm, caring and positive. As part of our curriculum, educational activities are provided to stimulate imagination, creativity, decision making, and the development of language and expression.

Development of physical, cognitive, social and life skills are enhanced by our programme with emphasis placed on each child as an individual; and the nurturing of positive self-esteem for each child to reach their full potential.

The Australian Early Years Learning Framework and Reggio Emilia approach

Using a combination of the Australian Early Years Learning Framework and the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, children are exposed to a variety of learning experiences based on their interests and needs to ensure young children grow cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically.

The Early Years Learning Framework is the national framework for Early Childhood Education in Australia. The framework draws on conclusive international evidence that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development. It ensures that all children in early education experience quality teaching and learning. It has a specific emphasis on play based learning.

A child's point of view is completely respected and the student is encouraged to follow their own educational path. At AISM, we call this the 'learning journey'.

Our children are encouraged to take risks, ask questions, make mistakes and share ideas. This is achieved through a balance of play based activities, both child and teacher directed.

We encourage each child to develop to their own individual potential by providing opportunities for children to question, inquire, play and explore while making real life connections with their community and the environment.