Early Learning at Melbourne Connect will be provided by FROEBEL, a boutique not-for-profit provider of early education and care services with a strong focus on:
The service will cater for 92 children from approx. 6 months to 5 years of age and will offer an integrated, funded Kindergarten Program.
It is due to open in late 2021.
FROEBEL’s service will focus on immersive language learning (2nd community language to be confirmed), age-appropriate inquiry-based early STEM learning through our Little Scientists program, and education for sustainability following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We will seek to actively engage with the Melbourne Connect community of professionals and families and undertake frequent excursions within the precinct and into nature beyond.
FROEBEL believes that excellent design and excellence in early education and care are interdependent. Quality design largely contributes to better learning opportunities for children. FROEBEL’s philosophy is closely related to the Reggio Emilia pedagogy which sees the physical environment as the child’s ‘third teacher’. Melbourne Connect in Carlton offers a unique opportunity to create an extraordinary place for children in one of Melbourne’s most innovative and sustainable buildings: 6 Star Green Star rating, 4.5 Star NABERS / 5 Star NABERS Energy rating, 20% target for the reduction in operational portable water-use, 33% target for the reduction in operational energy use. The service will become Australia’s first vertical Early Learning Centre in an engineered timber (CLT) building.
FROEBEL and the University of Melbourne have agreed to offer Priority of Access to available childcare places to
Excess capacity will be made available to the wider community. For details, please refer to the Priority of Access Policy.
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