We know children learn through play! Little Joeys is a place where your child can be a child – be creative, play in the dirt, get wet and messy, explore, investigate and take managed risks; outside in the fresh clean air.
Little Joeys Early Learning Centre is an exciting new part of our family at Coolum Beach Christian College. Our ELC, which opened in January 2017, provides a child-focussed, play-based kindergarten program within a long day care setting.
Little Joeys is a place where children and their families are nurtured and cared for. Drawing from a deep heritage of rich community at Coolum Beach Christian College, Joeys is a place of warmth, belonging and connection, a place where each child is accepted and valued as a unique individual within a larger family.
Our environment is purposefully designed with a lush natural aesthetic to help your child to feel at home and leap into their learning adventure.
Great care has been put into the development of the Joeys facility with sustainability considerations core to the design. Materials used in structure and play equipment are eco-friendly and non-toxic. Our natural ‘Water Play River’, nestled within rainforest ferns, is on an automated timer with water saving considerations. Our culture will encourage children to learn resource conservation as they participate in activities such as recycling materials for play or feeding their scraps to the worm farm and composting.
Joeys actively participate in the life of Coolum Beach Christian College. We visit Primary Chapel on Wednesdays and the College Library twice a week. We have fun at College Mob Days, Mini Olympics, Book Week Parades and adventure around campus on Nature Play Days.
Our stimulating learning environment and integration into College life provides a strong foundation that will prepare children for the best possible transition into school. Having an early learning centre on our campus grounds benefits the specialised School Readiness and Transition to School program by ease of access to school facilities. As the kindy year progresses, children become very familiar with the school environment and participate in regular lessons and visits to the classroom before they begin Prep.
If you can see your child thriving in this environment and would like more information, please call Little Joeys Early Learning Centre on 5446 3981.