"From birth, children experience living and learning with others in a range of communities. Children’s connectedness with different ways of belonging to people, country and communities help them to learn ways of being, reflecting the values, traditions and practices of their families and communities."
– Learning Outcome 2: Victorian Early Years and Development Framework.
Brighton ELC and Brighton Beach ELC value the relationships we have with the wider community, highlighting the importance of these partnerships through ongoing, inclusive experiences. We understand that sharing information is a great platform for both families and the local community to maintain these partnerships, providing an environment where children and families thrive through community involvement and participation. We look to the people and services in our community to help enrich the lives of the children in our care, encouraging involvement and participation through a variety of experiences in our yearly events calendar including:
– Visits from Indigenous Aboriginal Elders
– An abundance of incursions throughout the year
– Visits from the local primary school as part of the ‘transition to school’ process
– Borrowed books from the local library to maintain a literacy rich environment.
– Parent participation
Child Care subsidy Approved
Exciting Incursions & Excursions
Live Parent Updates Throughout the Day
Specialist Classes & Extra Curricular Programs
Brighton ELC and Brighton Beach ELC believe that learning about sustainability begins with everyday practice. Both centres actively participate in looking after the environment by promoting sustainable practices through positive role modelling from teachers and the education of our children. Opportunities for children to directly explore the importance of sustainable practices is paramount for them to understand the impact we all have on the world in which we live.
Sustainable practices are woven throughout the children’s daily routines and their daily experiences within the centre, and we are always looking for ways in which we can minimise our impact on the environment. We are very fortunate to have spaces within both centres where we can have vegetable gardens, compost areas, herb gardens, and areas for children to investigate different plants and natural materials.