Wesley College ECLC awarded exceeding rating at latest assessment visit
The Early Childhood Learning Centre (ECLC) at Wesley College’s Glen Waverley Campus has recently been awarded an ‘Exceeding’ rating at its most recent assessment and rating visit, recognised for inclusive partnerships with children, families, the school and broader community, innovative practice and a sustained commitment to ongoing professional development.
The ECLC offers early learning for children aged three to four years within the larger school setting, with practice focussing on pioneering continuous improvement in early childhood education, and a commitment to critical reflection and ongoing analysis, questioning and thinking, which drive informed decision-making and continuous quality improvement to our teaching and learning practices, a spokesperson said.
“Our strong partnership with families and the community founded on shared values and goals helps to shift thinking, shape ongoing practices, and foster a culture of inclusiveness and sense of belonging for all. You’ll often find our parents volunteering to assist at swimming or perceptual motor program sessions, being part of our ECLC advisory board panel or offering support as class representatives,” the spokesperson added.
The recently opened ECLC playground was developed in consultation with parents. This outdoor environment has fast become an important site for both play and learning, giving early learners opportunities to engage with sensory experiences, challenging activities, and opportunities for interactive play, imagination and independence.
“It is vital that play-based early childhood learning centres such as ours are assessed across a range of criteria to ensure the best quality education is offered to future generations of learners. One day these little ducks will take flight and lead us all, and with that in mind, an assessment rating of ‘exceeding’ is indeed something to celebrate,” the spokesperson said in closing, thanking all the ECLC staff for their hard work and commitment to professional standards that facilitated this result.
Early childhood learning is offered at Wesley’s three metropolitan campuses, Elsternwick, Glen Waverley and St Kilda Road. To learn more about the early childhood offerings at Wesley College please see here.