At the beginning of this year, the centre enrolled in the Early Learning Languages Australia Program (ELLA) which supports and encourages young children to explore different languages and cultures. This program provides many language options to explore and in collaboration with the children, we have chosen to learn Italian.
The ELLA Program offers a varieties of resources, in to help educate the children in the chosen language. The ELLA program supports children in their cognitive development, social development, communication development and collaborative learning and play. It also encourages them to explore and contribute to the world around them. All of the ELLA Program's resources 'align with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Australian Curriculum: Languages' (Foundation–Year 2).
For more information please visit the ELLA website – https://www.ella.edu.au/