The ELC is a stimulating learning environment with a curriculum that prepares children for school. The curriculum is designed to help children discover their abilities, grow their confidence and learn the foundations. We encourage daily fostering of skills that develop independence and encourage our children to make choices about their learning.
Each term a different integrated learning unit is introduced based on the big ideas from the world around us, such as sustainability, learning about yourself, the wonder of the world (science) and the many ways we can express ourselves.
Each week, children participate in specialist programs including art, music, physical education and library visits. Specialist subjects introduce children to new disciplines and are vital components of the curriculum at Korowa.
At the 3-year-old level, the ELC’s developmental program focuses on helping young children leave their parents; individual children working and playing alongside each other in parallel play; following teacher direction; the introduction of specialist subjects and teachers; encouraging children to ask lots of questions within very structured classes with a lot of teacher direction; rest time provided.
Our 4-year-old program provides a rich learning experience where children form strong connections; are introduced to the foundations for Literacy and Numeracy; learn to work together and independently, to investigate and problem solve, through developing critical and creative thinking skills.
The program focuses on developing a greater sense of personal responsibility; developing an area of interest and investigating it in greater depth; and more structured and timetabled activities.
Children reflect on their learning in a more formal fashion, approach activities with a more specific end in mind, have greater involvement in decision making and leadership opportunities and learn to engage with technology on a 1:1 basis. Prior to attending the ELC, children should be toilet trained.