Early Learning Centre Programme | Coomera Anglican College

Discover a love of learning 

Coomera Anglican College Early Learning Centre is filled with many little people full of hope and imagination. They are optimistic and positive, looking at the world for what it could be. Like the Apollo programme fifty years ago, that put astronauts on the moon; they believe that there is nothing stopping them and that their dreams will come true too.

As a community, we share and celebrate the growth of each child in the Early Learning Centre. For our young people the signs of physical growth and developmental milestones are easily identified, shared and celebrated. Each day someone bounds into the Centre announcing that they are another year older, can count to ten, mastered the art of riding a bike with only two wheels, reach the button to open the Centre door and can write their name. All of which, in a child’s eyes, are very significant accomplishments.

What is more exciting to watch is the growth of character strengths and learning dispositions - persistence, resilience, independence, confidence and self-belief. Through active engagement in a variety of learning experiences, the children have discovered that mistakes are all part of learning and that the success is something everyone can achieve.

Our Pre-prep programme provides opportunities for meaningful activities that support integrated learning of concepts and skills. The children invent play scenarios at the dirt patch that has been transformed into a mud patch filled with archaeologists and palaeontologists on a dig looking for dinosaur bones and rare crystals. They expand their creativity on the art verandah, investigate the life cycle of a seed in the garden and researching bridges from around the world using technology as they problem solve through construction in block corner. Preparing these life-long learners, they experiment with rhyming sounds and words in early literacy through Jolly Phonics and engage with number, patterning and sequencing in early numeracy. As a Christian centre, we celebrate our faith at worship with the children from Prep and Year One. With the support of qualified Early Childhood teachers, our Pre-prep children embrace a programme where play has a purpose and opportunities abound. 

Coomera Anglican College Early Learning Centre proudly strives to support future College captains, dramatic performers, soloists, musicians, teachers, scientists, marine biologists, palaeontologists, doctors, veterinarians, mechanics, builders, digital technology wizards, construction workers and engineers all ready to confidently dream a dream and transition through to the College to start making their dream a reality.

Facilities designed to explore 

Our facilities are well-resourced and well-maintained with a strong emphasis on inviting children to experiment and explore. 
Our recently refurbished backyard play area is full of play-based learning equipment, including a dynamic playground with shade areas covering play spaces for children to be active, play with friends or a place to enjoy some quiet time. 
Five classrooms make up the internal aspect of our Centre. Our youngest room is Kindy catering for children from 2 years to 3 years of age. Senior Kindy meets the needs of children from 3 years to 4 years. The remaining three rooms are for Pre-Prep children providing a Kindergarten programme to support their readiness for school the following year.

Our classrooms environments are equipped with an exciting and versatile range of Australian made natural furniture. The equipment is contemporary and modular, that allow opportunities for the children to self -select resources to enhance their project based learning and enrich imaginative play. Each room is equipped with the latest technology including a Smart Board and ipads for targeted learning experiences.