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Play based Educational Program
Operating Hours - 7.00am-6.00pm Monday to Friday
We aspire to provide your CHILD with:

A safe, secure and learning environment where all children are able to experience a sense of belonging, being where childhood is a time to be, in the here and now and becoming where the child actively particaptes as citizens . 

A stimulating and educational play based environment where the children are exposed to wide range of learning experiences. 

Encouragement and support for all children to reach their potential in all areas of development.

An active learning environment in which all children are encouraged to explore and interact in the environment to make (or construct) meaning and knowledge through their experiences, social interactions and negotiations with others.

Our teaching team play a crucial role of encouraging all children to discover deeper meanings and make connections among ideas and between concepts, processes and representations. 

At Columbia Park ELC we focus on growth mindset: in which our community, believes their intelligence and abilities can be improved by effort and actions. This is a necessary part of becoming an effective learner and can create a love of learning and understanding that persistence with increased motivation and effort leads to improvement.

For all children to learn lifelong 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

Wominjeka to
Columbia Park Early Learning Centre
Not-for-profit organisation and community based centre

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Acknowledgement of Country

Columbia Park Early Learning Centre acknowledges the Bunurong people as the Traditional Owners of the Land on which the Centre stands.  Columbia Park Early Learning Centre respectfully recognises Elders both past, present and future and extends this respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. ​

Our Vision ​

Columbia Park Early Learning Centre's vision is to deepen our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, histories and cultures. We aim to provide opportunities for educators, children, families and the wider community that can support and underpin our cultural responsiveness in the principles: equity and equality. We will build meaningful relationships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and work together to build reconciled communities. 

Click Below to see our Reconciliation 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

We are a child safe organisation!

​These include -

promoting the safety of children

prevent child abuse

ensuring the centre has effective processes in place to respond to and report all allegations of child abuse

Child Safe Standards work by :

driving changes in our organisational culture and embedding child safety in everyday thinking and practice

providing a high standard of child safety

highlighting that we all have a role to keep children safe from abuse 

CCYP | Resources and support for the Child Safe Standards

CCYP | The 11 Child Safe Standards

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