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Welcome to Kindergarten at Calvary. Our Early Learning Centre provides a nurturing environment that makes the transition from home to College, safe, exciting and enjoyable, not only for our students, but also for our parents. Our carefully structured curriculum builds a solid foundation that is essential for their learning journey.
Calvary Christian Early Learning Centre is a fully licensed and accredited Childcare Service with Child Care Benefit (CCB) available for all eligible families. We are a Long Day Care that caters specifically for working parents/guardians. Care is available for pre-school aged children between the hours of 7.00am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
In March 2013 we were assessed according to the National Quality Standards. We achieved meeting the standard for four out of seven quality areas and exceeding the standard for the other three.
OUR LEARNING PROGRAMS
Our Centre boasts three great rooms to assist your child in their learning journey:
Children from age 2 years are eligible to attend our Junior Kindergarten Program. This program is a wonderful play based learning program with an emphasis on social and emotional competence, along with all other learning outcomes prescribed in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Pre-Kindy children who turn 3 years on or before June 30 in the current year are eligible to attend one of our Pre-Kindy programs. This program is a play based learning program with an emphasis on social and emotional competence and increasing independence, along with all other learning outcomes as prescribed in the Early Years Learning Framework.
Kindergarten children who turn 4 years on or before June 30 in the current year are eligible to attend one of our Kindergarten programs and are eligible for Kindergarten funding.
Our Kindergarten program is an "Approved Kindergarten Program" that operates from 8.00am to 4.00pm on four days a week only (teacher has non-contact time on least booked day - usually Mondays). This program is delivered by a qualified Early Learning Teacher. Children in attendance outside of these hours will still be in the capable and caring hands of qualified Early Childhood Educators.
Kindergarten children will have access to specialist lessons at Calvary Christian College depending on what days they are booked in. The lessons provide a natural transition to Prep/School world and include Music, Library and Physical Education.
Calvary Ignite is a transition program aimed at Kindergarten aged children in preparation for their first formal school year at Calvary Christian College.
It is offered to assist both future students and parents as they transition from an Early Learning Centre environment into their Preparatory year. Prep is a foundational grade and for this reason we endeavour to make the transition into ‘big school’ as smooth as possible.