A Learning Program Different To Other Early Learning Centres on the Sunshine Coast
Through a curriculum of exploration and play-based learning, which is led by experienced teachers, our early learning centre on the Sunshine Coast develops each child’s natural abilities. Children come to understand important concepts, build self-confidence and discover the joy of learning – all before they’ve even reached school age.
Underpinning the educational framework is a nurturing environment where Christian values are shared and social interaction is encouraged between children. At such a young age, learning is largely a sensory experience. Unlike some early learning centres strictly sticking to indoor and limited yard activities, NCC early learners is known for the ‘added value programs’ where visits to the NCC farm to see the miniature horses, harvesting vegetables from the gardens and fruit from the orchards is all part of the learning experience.
Other early advantages include a variety of excursions including a trip to Australia Zoo, visits from Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, Marine Life and a ride on a train to a teddy bear picnic to name just a few. What child doesn’t like swimming! NCC early swimmers learn to swim pool complex operates right next to NCC early learners, perfect for children to learn to swim and be safe in water environments.
Music & Art
NCC early learners value the uniqueness of each child and strive to explore the potential and possibilities that they possess at this age, especially in the area of art and music.
Each day children engage in art experiences with an array of creative materials, stunning art and craft pieces are delivered home to families to share. Our early learners also feature in an NCC Art Show with students from Prep to Year 12 to the public, highlighting their amazing creative talents. Our early learning centre encourages children to act with increasing independence and endurance, and engage in ways to explore and be imaginative and creative.
We are proud to be one of the early learning centres in Sunshine Coast that promotes a range of activities. Music is an important part of our every day and students have opportunities to learn worship songs, play with a variety of instruments from other cultures and dance with free expression. Through songs, games and activities, concepts of pitch, beat, rhythm and volume are introduced. They also work as a group to learn words and actions to songs which contribute to our end of year performances.
Sport & Swimming
Our early learners love to run and jump and our “Active Kids” program is a specially designed just for these little learners. This super fun sports program involves demonstration by the educator and repeated practice of gross motor skills, ball skills, fine motor, fitness, balance, dance, and group games skills.
What child doesn’t like swimming! We have our very own Learn to Swim pool complex operating right next to our centre, perfect for families who would like their child to learn to swim and be safe in water environments.
Chapel & Library
A special highlight during the term is Chapel with the Primary students. Our early learners enjoy music and worship time and thoughtful messages presented by the Primary students. Special presentations are made as children are chosen to go on stage and receive an award as ‘Student of the Week’. Parents are welcome to attend with morning tea provided afterwards.
Reading is actively encouraged at NCC early learners and the emphasis is making it a fun and fulfilling experience. Within the Centre and with visits to the stunning Junior Primary School library, the children have a wide selection of literature and engaging activities. Staff often get into character to share engaging and fascinating stories with the children. NCC early learners also enjoy book week with Primary students, enjoying dress ups, parade and special activities.
NCC early learners centre is surrounded by the NCC Berakah Farm, a 5 acre working farm with cattle, miniature horses, chickens, honey bees including blossoming orchards and vegetable gardens. Our early learners love to spend time with the animals, feeding and patting the miniature horses and learning about how to care for the animals.
Farmer Barry assists the students in collecting eggs and shows them how we harvest our NCC honey. Children learn about growing vegetables and experience eating a variety of healthy organic seasonal produce. A totally unique experience for early learners, giving NCC early learners another early advantage.
NCC early learners is known for the ‘added value programs’ another way in which we are unique from other early learning centres throughout the Sunshine Coast. These early advantages include a variety of excursions, including a trip to Australia Zoo, Maroochy Botanical gardens, the cinemas, visit to the Hospital, riding on a train to enjoy a teddy bears picnic and Ginger Factory.
We also have visits from Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, marine life visits, we take part in African drumming workshops and are invited to be a part of the many events at Nambour Christian College. Some of these events include crazy hair day, book week dress up and parades, wind symphony practice, Year 10 work experience students and student leaders, hospitality students catering for events, and the numerous special events and celebrations we hold at NCC early learners. This aspect of the program connects the children with real life experiences allowing for engagement in the community and providing learning opportunities.
Proving that you are never too old to learn something new, NCC early learners also offers classes for big kids through its parents workshops. There is nothing like becoming a parent to make you realise that you don’t have all the answers, which is why workshops covering useful parenting topics are hosted regularly.