Immanuel Early Learning Centre is a high quality early childhood service that was developed in collaboration between Immanuel Lutheran College, the local community, the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care and Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS). Immanuel Early Learning Centre opened its doors to a very receptive and enthusiastic community in January 2010.
The goal of Educators working at the IELC is to develop the ‘whole child’. We recognise the individual potential in each child and guide and extend their development by providing opportunities for maximum growth in every foundational learning area, including thinking, communication, sense of self and others, social living and learning, health and physical understanding, cultural and environmental understanding and of course, spiritual understanding.
We aim to provide a safe and secure learning environment where children feel comfortable to challenge their own thinking and to take risks to try something they may not have tried before. We take a ‘holistic’ approach to early childhood education and provide a broad, integrated, caring and educational program within a Christian context.
We value the input of parents into our program and every day running of the centre. We welcome parent participation and see the value this has for the children attending our ELC. This special partnership encourages each child to develop their full potential.
The educational program in our Early Learning Centre (ELC), is child-centred and teacher guided. A warm and happy learning environment will encourage your child’s continuing desire to learn. Opportunities will be provided for individual and group investigations, exploration and problem-solving across all areas of learning. Our curriculum is play based, where children are empowered to be lifelong learners. The children are taught skills in art, music, drama, dance, literacy, numeracy and technology to represent their ideas, previous learning and new understandings. Our centre is based on Christian principles and values. As Christians we believe that each child is important and unique. We recognise and celebrate the abilities of each child as well as the differences in their development, maturation, personality and ability. Through cooperation, respect, care and courtesy, we encourage each child to develop positive self-esteem, confidence and a love for learning.
Services covered by the National Quality Framework have been assessed and rated against the seven Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard and the Education and Care Services National Regulations. The assessment and rating process aims to drive continuous quality improvement for services and provide families with better information for making choices about their children’s education and care. The overall rating for a service is determined by the combination of the ratings achieved in each Quality Area.
Each state and territory Regulatory Authority undertakes the assessment and rating process. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, ACECQA, is responsible for ensuring consistency in assessment and ratings across Australia, assessing services for the Excellent rating and creating awareness in the sector and community about the assessment and rating process.
|1||Educational program and practice||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|2||Children’s health and safety||Exceeding National Quality Standard|
|3||Physical environment||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|4||Staffing arrangements||Exceeding National Quality Standard|
|5||Relationships with children||Exceeding National Quality Standard|
|6||Collaborative partnerships with families and communities||Exceeding National Quality Standard|
|7||Leadership and service management||Exceeding National Quality Standard|
Overall Rating : Working Towards National Quality Standard