The ELC Program

Our Early Learning Years Program is based on research which shows that young children learn best when they are actively involved in tasks, when there is rich discussion about what they are doing and when there are regular opportunities to work with others. We recognise that our boys are capable and competent learners who need space, time and opportunity to explore, experiment, take risks and build their dispositions for learning.

The ELC Program uses the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standards and the Western Australian Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines as a foundation for implementing quality teaching and learning.

We place importance on providing a rich and vibrant learning program for boys and access to specialist programs in:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Mandarin
  • Drama/Dance
  • Library

Program options

Our Early Learning Community provides placement for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Pre-Primary. Boys are able to enter Christ Church from the date a boy turns three (Pre-Kindergarten). Once your son has a confirmation of place in our Early Learning Community, he will automatically move into the Preparatory School and from there into the Senior School. Placement at Christ Church’s Early Learning Community is a guaranteed placement for an entire Christ Church Advantage learning journey.

While many boys are ready to begin their full-time learning journey, others need a flexible approach. In recognition of this our Pre-Kindergarten program is offered as a two, three or five-day program. We also offer flexible Term 1 and 2 options in Kindergarten that are designed to build resilience and transition boys gently into a full-time Term 3 and 4 program.

Pre-Kindergarten day options 2 days*
Option 1 Tuesday and Wednesday
Option 2 Wednesday and Thursday
Option 3 Thursday and Friday

 

Pre-Kindergarten day options 3 days*
Option 1 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Option 2 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Option 3 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

 

Pre-Kindergarten day options 5 days*
Option 1 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

 

Kindergarten day options
Option 1 | 3 days Terms 1 and 2 only*
A Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
B Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Option 2 | 4 days Terms 1 and 2 only*
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Option 3 | 5 days Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

* Options for 2019 only.