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 and Kindergarten. Boys are able to enter Pre-Kindergarten from the day they turn three. Placement at Christ Church Grammar School’s Early Learning Community is a guaranteed placement for an entire Christ Church Advantage learning journey.

While many boys will be ready to begin a 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.