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 born on or before June 30 in a given year are able to start Pre-Kindergarten on or after their third birthday. Boys born on or after 1 July in a given year will commence in Term 1 of the subsequent year after they have turned 3 years old. 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 and Kindergarten program are offered as a two, three, four or five-day program.