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Welcome to our Early Learning Centre
Developing life long learners from the age of 3.
The first 5 years of a child’s life are fundamentally important. These years provide the foundation that shape your child’s emotional, physical, social and spiritual development. Sunrise Christian School Early Learning Centres provide an inspiring environment that helps to create trust and security, which turns into confidence as your child grows.
Our desire is to be an extension of your home, partnering with you to provide continuity of care for your child and family.
Our faith based culture underpins everything that we do. We begin each day with devotions and capitalise on every opportunity to teach children about the wonders of God.
It is so exciting to see faith developed as the children explore and expand their understandings of God and His world.
Not only do our experienced and qualified early childhood educators take a holistic approach to your child’s learning, we see it as an opportunity to invest in your child’s well-being and future.
Due to our unique programme and our Centres being on Sunrise Christian School gounds, our ELCs provide a smooth transition into Reception.
We would love to meet you and assist you however we can in making a decision for your child and with the enrolment process.
“Having one child that started out at Sunrise in Reception and two others that started in the ELC, I could clearly see the difference. The two that went through the ELC had a smooth transition and were familiar with the schools routine. We were overwhelmed with the care shown and the understanding of the staff and how our children’s needs were met. We couldn’t be happier with their progress during their time in the ELC. We loved the personal feel, and the time the teachers took to get to truly know us and our children.”
– Sunrise Early Learning Centre Parent
Our Learning Programme
It’s a whole lot a fun which leads to a whole lot of learning! Our curriculum is based on the Australian Standards of the Early Years Learning Framework in which we facilitate enquiry, play-based learning guided by your child’s interests. We partner with families and children from the age of 3 to 5 providing a strong transition programme for those moving into Reception by developing their pre-literacy skills and awareness.
Our children are encouraged to use non-verbal and verbal communication through various forms. Artistic, musical and sensory experiences provide opportunities for non-verbal expression. Verbal communication is developed through group games, stories, social interactions, activities and language games.
We work hard with children during their time in the ELC to ensure that they leave us with developmentally appropriate skills in making and maintaining friendships, social and emotional resilience, and the knowledge of who they were created to be. They are carefully guided in the essential life skills of negotiation, problem solving, compromise, and dealing with the occasional disappointment.
We use a programme called Program Achieve to support these themes, introducing the children to characters that exemplify the character qualities that we are fostering, these are: Gabby Get-Along, Pete Persistence, Oscar Organised, Connie Confidence and Ricky Resilient. This five character learning programme is unique to our ELC and is used in Sunrise Christian School’s Reception classes, giving your child a head start in school. All our Centres run a readiness for school programme for Preschoolers to provide your children with the essential skills and competence to assist them when starting Reception.
As part of the Early Childhood programme at Sunrise Early Learning Centres, we run Playgroups during the school terms. Our Playgroups are for families who have children from birth to 5 years old and are an opportunity to build community between families and foster nurturing relationships between parents and children. On the surface the recipe is simple. Families from both the Sunrise community and the broader local community. A gold coin donation. Different themed activities such as those that develop fine motor skills or focus on literacy through songs. And of course, a fruit platter for everyone to enjoy. These come together to create something that is really quite special.
Above all, our Playgroups focus on cultivating the relationship between the child and parent. At Sunrise we believe that parents are the first educators, and therefore our programme aims to empower these relationships. Our activities always consider the interactions and trust that is built between the parent and child and also whether it can be replicated simply at home. For new families it is also an opportunity to get to know the Sunrise community by meeting the staff and other parents. It also allows an opportunity for children to become familiar with the environment and provides a smooth transition into ELC. Playgroups currently run at all Sunrise Christian School locations – please contact your local school for more information on days and times.
The Important Stuff
From the ELC, Continue Your Journey with
Sunrise Christian School to Year 10
Sunrise Christian School offers the perfect opportunity for your child’s on-ongoing development. Our Bible-based curriculum and school philosophy which believes in partnering with families in educating your child continues into Reception, and all the way through till graduating Year 12.
Early Learning Centre
Sunrise Christian School ELC Morphett Vale
open from 7.30am – 5.30pm
70-74 Pimpala Rd, Morphett Vale SA 5162
P 08 8465 6013
Sunrise Christian School ELC Paradise
open from 7.30am – 5.30pm
4 Crowle Rd, Paradise SA 5075
P 08 8465 6012
Sunrise Christian School ELC Whyalla
open from 8.30am – 5.00pm
2 Sunrise Lane, Whyalla Norrie SA 5608
P 08 8465 6016
Sunrise Christian School ELC Fullarton
open from 7.30am – 5.30pm
95 Wattle St, Fullarton SA 5063
P 08 8465 6011