Immanuel Early Learning Centre (IELC) grew from an identified need in the local community for a high quality early childhood service. The development of the Early Learning Centre (ELC) was a collaboration between Immanuel Lutheran College, the local community, the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care and Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS).
Immanuel Early Learning Centre opened its doors to a very receptive and enthusiastic community in January 2010.
The goal of staff working at the IELC is to develop the whole child. We recognise the individual potential in each child and guide and extend their development by providing opportunities for maximum growth in every foundational learning area including thinking, communication, sense of self and others, social living and learning, health and physical understanding, cultural and environmental understanding and of course, spiritual understanding.
We aim to provide a safe and secure learning environment where children feel comfortable to challenge their own thinking and to take risks to try something they may not have tried before. We take a holistic approach to early childhood education and provide a broad, integrated, caring and educational program within a Christian context.
We value the input of parents into our program and everyday running of the centre. We welcome parent participation and see the value this has for the children attending our ELC. This special partnership encourages each child to develop their full potential.