At CCC ELC we support the Nature Play QLD initiative to ‘get kids outdoors’. Unstructured play outdoors – nature play – is essential for our children’s overall wellbeing. Benefits to children include improved focus, creativity and confidence, along with the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Our ELC children have the opportunity to learn more about their identity and sense of belonging by exploring different cultures and languages, such as Spanish.
We encourage children to be imaginative and creative. Children use creative play to know themselves, to build relationships with others and to make sense of life’s daily joys and problems.
Regular interactions with our wider CCC community through visits to chapel, music performances, and reading buddies, enrich the experiences for all and make the transition to ‘Big School’ something to look forward to.
Music is an important part of every day in our Early Learning Centre.
Children have opportunities to learn worship songs, play with a variety of instruments from other cultures and dance with free expression. Through songs, games and activities, concepts of pitch, beat, rhythm and volume are introduced.
They also work as a group to learn words and actions to songs which contribute to our end of year performances.
Music is not seen as an isolated discipline, but as an integral part of the child’s overall experience.
Staff in our Centre value the uniqueness of 1-5 year old children and strive to explore the potential and possibilities that they possess at this age, especially in the area of art and music.
Each year we aim to produce items that highlight the amazing creative talents of individual children.
We encourage children to act with increasing independence and endurance, and engage in ways to explore and be imaginative and creative.
It is an exciting process each year as children work together to produce “works of art” for both the Gympie Show and Little Kids Day Out events.