Columbia Park Early Learning Centre
Learning through Play
Operating Hours - 7.00am-6.00pm Monday to Friday
We aspire to provide your CHILD with:
A safe, secure and loving atmosphere where the children are able to feel comfortable and happy.
A stimulating and educational play based environment where the children are free to explore and experiment with a wide range of learning experiences.
Encouragement and support for the children to reach their potential in all areas of development and learning.
For the children to learn life long skills for the future.
We aspire to provide YOU with:
A centre where you are welcome and never feel inhibited or uncomfortable.
Support and give assistance for all families and their children.
An opportunity to enhance the relationship between you and your children.
Form collaborative partnerships with families.
Plenty of opportunities to be involved in decision making about the centre.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to the Elders passed, present and emerging.
Columbia Park ELC operates on the traditional lands of the Woi wurrung, specifically the Wurundjeri people and Boon wurrung clans.
A painting of Uluru by Danny Eastwood that our Kinder Children have used to inspire and provoke conversations and creative experiences as we embed learning about the Australian Indigenous culture in our curriculum.
Click below to see our Reconciliation Action Plan
The Education Program
provided by Columbia Park ELC
This is evident with the use of the Early Years Learning Framework and Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework which underpin all the practices and policies on the holistic wellbeing of every child.
Our Quality Improvement Plan is available for families to contribute with links to the
Education and care services operating under the National Quality Framework which we are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards and the requirements of the National Law and National Regulations.
The National Quality Standards (NQS) outlines seven areas that have been identified by research as critical to the provision of quality early childhood education and care.
The seven quality areas are:
1. Educational program and practice
2. Children’s health and safety
3. Physical environment
4. Staffing arrangements, including staff-to-child ratios and qualifications
5. Relationships with children
6. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
7. Leadership and service management.