At Coomera Anglican College Early Learning Centre, we foster a learning environment built on the foundations of the Anglican Ethos and the iLR - imagine, Listen, Respect values culture of the College. This is achieved through the incorporation of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines and through valued child / teacher initiated play experiences. We recognise, acknowledge, value and respect the uniqueness of each child within our Centre and work in partnership with families to ensure that they become capable, confident and competent members of the College community.
Coomera Anglican College Early Learning Centre’s curriculum is based upon The Early Years Learning Framework. This framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best tool for young children’s learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. The Framework also recognises the importance of communication and language, including early literacy, numeracy and social and emotional development. This framework is particularly important for those children in the Kindy and Senior Kindy rooms as it provides the canvas for all learning opportunities that take place in these rooms. Learn more about Early Learning Centre Enrolment or Take a Tour of our facility
Our programme reflects the cultural diversity of our community, abilities of the children, and individual uniqueness of each child whilst incorporating the views of parents and children attending our Centre. The programme is are non-gender, culture or age specific and are developed in consultation with the community, College and reflects the Centre’s purpose, values and philosophy.
The Pre-Prep programme is based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. This document outlines the Early Learning Areas associated with later success in school. The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines aim to specifically enrich children’s learning in the Kindergarten (Preprep) Year. Throughout the Pre-Preparatory Year, children’s rights to experience the joy of childhood is fundamental and learning is promoted through play, emergent and planned learning experiences; and collaboration between teachers and children. As a key part of our Pre-Prep programme we focus on developing key skills and learning attributes through a ‘Round Robin’ programme that occurs twice a week. Round Robin embraces small group, intentional teaching experiences that target early literacy, numeracy, fine and gross motor skills and music. In Queensland, the Kindergarten (Pre-Prep) Year is the year before the Preparatory Year of schooling.
Our online parent communication and reporting system: Stepping Stones to Learning provides a platform for each child’s learning journey to be recorded and shared.
Outside School Hours Care
The College operates its own Outside School Hours Care Centre offering before and after school programmes and vacation programmes.
Click here for more information or contact the Outside School Hours Care Co-ordinator on 5585 9982.