Early Learning Centre | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Early Learning Centre

The Ivanhoe Girls’ Early Learning Centre (ELC) focuses on learning through play and providing a safe and secure environment where girls are encouraged to express themselves and develop confidence.

In 2015, the ELC received the highest possible rating under the National Quality Framework in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (National Law) in a national assessment by the Department of Education and Training. The ELC was rated as 'Exceeding National Quality Standard' in all of the seven Quality Areas assessed.

The ELC is housed in St James’ House in Noel Street. Formerly the vicarage, the beautiful Federation house has been restored to provide outstanding indoor and outdoor learning spaces tailored to the learning needs of three to five-year-old girls.

Book a School Tour to see the Early Learning Centre in action.

Our programs

The Kindergarten year (3-4 year olds) provides a caring, supportive start to formal schooling whilst recognising the unique needs of this age group. Kindergarten girls may attend two to five full days per week.

The PrePrep year (4-5 year olds) is a separate program that builds upon the knowledge, skills and dispositions of the Kindergarten program, whilst providing a great foundation for the years ahead. PrePrep girls attend for either four or five full days per week.

Our learning environment

Our programs are rich in play and provide abundant opportunities for the girls to inquire, to wonder, to explore and discover. Current research identifies play as being important for healthy brain development as it contributes to the academic, physical, social and emotional well-being of children.

Our highly qualified and experienced staff support your daughter in all aspects of her development and help her to be the best she can be. Consistent review and assessment of our programs ensures we are drawing on the best theory and practice from Australia and abroad. In particular, we are strongly influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to Early Childhood education, which shapes our image of the child as competent and capable and coming to our Centre with a wealth of experience and understandings.

The ELC provides girls with a range of opportunities that promote learning, caring relationships and a positive self-concept. Through active exploration and manipulation of their environment, girls are encouraged to develop a sense of themselves on their learning journey. A continuity of experiences, flexible routines and access to high quality materials and resources, enables each girl to experience the joy of learning.

Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

123 Marshall Street
Ivanhoe Victoria 3079

Telephone: + 61 3 9490 6222
Facsimile: + 61 3 9490 6200
Email: iggs@ivanhoegirls.vic.edu.au
ABN 77 004 098 748