Our ELC provides a play-based learning program in which children engage in project learning, experiences designed to further their holistic growth and development and extend their curiosity and interest. In the Pre-School room we introduce the DIG program which is based on the Building Purposeful Lives framework (BPL).
Our DIG time in the Pre-School room is a highly interactive and child-focused time in our program in which children work with their peers to explore new ideas.
For the children in the Pre-School Room, educators provide a 30 minute session in which children develop their knowledge and understanding of the dispositions found within the BPL. The children focus on one disposition each term which is clearly defined and reinforced by specially designed learning experiences. The children in the Pre-School room are introduced to the term of grappling - a point in their learning of a new skill or a deeper understanding for which they are trying to own for themselves. These key dispositions are introduced alongside a character of which represents that disposition - Percy the Persevering Parrot, Nellie the Noticing Numbat.