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.