Learn & Explore at Mernda Community Early Learning Centre
Every day is a day to learn and explore at Mernda Community ELC. Our extensive curriculum embeds all learning aspects for all children.
We offer Reggio Emilia inspired early learning.
The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy and pedagogy focused on preschool and primary education. This approach is a student-centered self-guided curriculum that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments. The programme is based on the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration, discovery and play.
At the core of this philosophy is an assumption that children form their own personality during the early years of development and that they are endowed with "a hundred languages", through which they can express their ideas. The aim of the Reggio approach is to teach children how to use these symbolic languages (e.g. painting, music, drama) in everyday life.
Creative Arts And Music
Aristole wrote "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance" The theory of art as an imitation of beauty or nature is persistent throughout the history of art and which is why we add your child's voice to their artwork
Kids Cooking Lessons
Cooking is a fundamental part of a mathematical learning process for all children. Our Educators and staff really enjoy this learning aspect.
All Abilities Therapy Room - Belonging, Being & Becoming
Belonging is one of the most important aspects of our program for children and this is why we have an all abilities room. This room is accessible for children of all ages and all needs allowing external therapists to work with the children in a dignified approach
Connections with Nature, Sustainability & Science
Children love to engage in nature and learning the process of growth is so important. By planting, watching, growing and eating the produce children learn sustainable practices.
Learning A Different Language
What is the best age to learn a language? When it comes to learning a foreign language, we believe that there are added benefits in starting young because "Children don't learn language - they acquire it".
This is why we have created bilingual lessons for all children because "Even native speakers learn almost one new word a day in their own language until middle age "
Need more information? Contact our team today!
We are a purpose built Early Learning Centre in Mernda, North East Melbourne