Early Learning Centre

At Cornerstone we believe every child is uniquely created by God, that he loves each and every one and that He has a special plan for their life.
The Early Childhood years are crucial and formative years. The learning that takes place during these years plays an important role in determining the way a person feels about him or herself, the way a person relates to others, their capacity to solve problems, be creative and the way a person thinks and learns.

At our Early Learning Centre (ELC) educators believe in supporting and working in partnership with families to nurture the growth and development of all children in our care.

Our teachers are very intentional about providing a safe and nurturing learning environment that allows our students to develop skills and knowledge through play that encourages our students to explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and be creative. We provide a solid educational, social and spiritual foundation for future learning that is aligned to the Early Years Framework, National Quality Standards and the Australian Curriculum.

Pre-Kindy

Pre-Kindy@Cornerstone is a great way to start the transition to the school based setting of Kindy. Our experienced staff will be guided by you as we work together to encourage your child to start developing independence, in readiness for Kindy.

The Cornerstone Pre-Kindy program will be led and designed by a knowledgeable and experienced Early Childhood Teacher and qualified Educational Assistant.  Our Pre-Kindy program forms an integral part of our Early Learning Centre.

This high quality program will enable children to easily become familiar with our Early Learning Centre environment and routines. Our play-based learning is in a safe, calm, supportive environment where children will experience stories, rhymes, music, indoor and outside activities. These experiences will extend and enrich communication, language and social and emotional development.

Venue

Our Cornerstone Pre-Kindy program will be held in the Early Learning Centre at Cornerstone Christian College – Busselton campus, Grace Court Busselton (behind Cornerstone Church of Christ).

Fees

Cornerstone’s Pre-Kindy is a self-funded program and fees are $59 per session.  Reimbursement is not available for missed sessions however public holidays will not be charged for.  Fees are invoiced at the beginning of each term and should be paid prior to the end of each term.

 

A $30 Registration Fee and a $200 non-refundable Enrolment Bond will be required however if continuing onto our Kindy program the Enrolment Bond will be deducted from the student’s Kindy tuition fees.  No additional bonds will be required.

An added benefit of enrolment in our Pre-Kindy program is that students will be given priority when places are offered in our Kindy program.

Next Step

Please advise your expression of interest to our Enrolments Officer Mirinda Atkinson via

Email: Mirinda.atkinson@cornestone.education or phone: 9754 1144 by Friday 25th May 2018 to hold your place in our Pre-Kindy program at Cornerstone.

Kindergarten

At Kindy we continue to work in positive partnership with parents as we foster a love for learning through the Kindergarten program. We provide an opportunity for the expression of personality and uniqueness, to experiment, explore, discover and solve problems as students learn through play. As students learn through play there are opportunities to talk, listen and to explore language. During play children learn to show respect for each other, work co-operatively and demonstrate responsibility and self-control. Importantly there are also opportunities to relax and just have fun.

Our Kindergarten program (based on the Early Years Learning Framework) is a developmental program aimed at assisting your child to achieve and progress at a rate that is appropriate to them individually. We facilitate learning experiences in:

  • Language development
  • Number Concepts
  • Technology
  • Creative skills
  • Social growth

The learning environment is developed and guided by children’s interests and the curriculum. Activities may be planned and intentional or developed as children’s interests are discovered and supported. Concrete experiences, resources and guided learning provide balance and variety as the spiritual, emotional, physical, mental and social wellbeing of your child is supported and challenged.

Pre-Primary

Positive partnerships with families is vital for the ongoing nurturing of learning in Pre-Primary. Our program continues to build on the various skills learnt in Kindergarten and support from home becomes increasingly valued. The students will be provided with more specific and intentional opportunities to observe, ask questions, be creative and experiment – all within a nurturing and safe setting. As in Kindergarten your child will PLAY. However, do not dismiss this lightly; the play ‘learning environment’ provides valuable opportunities in all areas of development.

The learning program in Pre-Primary continues to aim at fostering a love for learning and will build on foundation already laid in Kindergarten in the areas of:

  • Language development
  • Number Concepts
  • Technology
  • Creative skills
  • Social and physical growth

The Pre-Primary program is a developmental program aimed at assisting your child to achieve and progress at a rate that is appropriate to them individually. Our program is based on both the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.