A place of learning
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” - Kofi AnnanAt Moonee Ponds Early Learning Centre we believe that learning is for life and that it should never stop. Education can equip a child or an adult with the know-how, skills and confidence to make life changing decisions. We aim to give opportunity to our children, their families and our team of educators to learn through acquiring new skills and ongoing education.
Education and play
At Moonee Ponds Early Learning Centre, we offer children a secure and safe environment where curiosity is encouraged, concepts are explored and discovery is celebrated. The children experience the power of learning together in large and small groups while still pursuing their own individual learning pathways. We work with families to support children’s learning, set goals, form routines and make a fun, happy learning environment. As each child’s current knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests are the foundation of the program we value and encourage family input, communication and involvement. Current research and pedagogy is used to guide, plan and lead an interesting, inclusive, meaningful, active and fun program that supports each child's agency and emerging interest. We believe that the true magic of teaching and learning comes from spontaneous, genuine and thoughtful interactions, provisions and relationships with the children. Promoting a play-based, child-centric environment encourages children to create, explore, practice and interact with materials, equipment, peers and adults - this is how we believe each child will thrive.
At Moonee Ponds Early Learning Centre we embrace our families, children, educators and the local community as one community working together to provide a safe and secure environment where children can grow and develop at their own pace. Our professional and passionate staff form the foundation of reciprocal partnerships that are built on trust, mutual respect and commitment to each child’s individual learning journey.