At the centre, we aim to develop and extend individual children socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We promote positive attitudes by stimulating the children’s interests and awareness of themselves and of others. The program provides challenging material and emotional support.
AELC is a not-for-profit kindergarten managed by a committee of volunteers. The building and land are owned by the City of Stonnington. Our purpose-built facilities include two large classrooms with adjoining toilets, separate room where extra experiences are staged and a large shaded garden with a variety of playground equipment.
We believe each child has different needs and the Centre’s program offers a broad range of activities and experiences. We provide a challenging, stimulating program aimed at enhancing each child’s skills and interests.
We believe play is the most significant way for children to learn and we link the concept of play with the themes of friendship, team-building and enjoyment. Guidance towards self-discipline is part of the learning process. Appropriate and constructive behaviour is encouraged. Our goal is to prepare children in all aspects of development so they are ready for school, as well as life.
Children learn to be independent in their activities, in being a member of a group and in expanding their abilities and interests.
Children learn to communicate their ideas, feelings and needs to others.
Children need to develop respect for themselves, a strong feeling of self-worth and respect for others and for property.
They learn to share, co-operate, and
listen to each other.