Mandurah Baptist College is currently constructing a new multi-million dollar Early Learning Centre (ELC), ready for students in February 2020. It will consist of nine purpose-built early childhood education classrooms and a custom designed nature playground.

The new ELC will be a core piece of infrastructure designed to support the College’s investment in high quality learning for our Kindergarten to Year 2 students. It will enable MBC staff to better meet the important and vital learning needs of our youngest students.

Neurological research shows the early years play a key role in children’s brain development. Babies begin to learn about the world around them from a very early age, including during the prenatal, perinatal (immediately before and after birth) and postnatal period.

The emotional, social and physical development of a young child has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. Understanding the need to invest in very young children is so important, so as to maximise their future wellbeing.

Children’s early experiences, the bonds they form with their parents and their first learning experiences, deeply affect their future physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.

Optimising the early years of children’s education is the best investment we can make as a College in ensuring their future success.

 

– Mr Rob Gratton, Primary School Principal