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Our Just for Kids centres are all registered for the ELLA Programs. (Early Learning Languages Australia) which is a government program for preschool children.
ELLA is an exciting digital language learning program for preschool children. Children are presented with the opportunity to learn nine different languages using play- based learning apps on the class ipads. These languages include:
Benefits of ELLA:
ELLA is a proven method of language discovery for preschoolers.
Children learn to respect diversity as they learn about new cultures. ELLA encourages families to share home languages also.
Cognitive and Social skills:
ELLA develops children's social, thinking and digital skills. It supports their literacy, and can even improve memory and concentration.
The children will have access to seven apps in the chosen language along with educators support materials that are used for group sessions and one on one interactions with educators and children. Once the children have mastered the art of the language they are learning, we then move onto a new language to explore and discover! A
Whilst, ELLA lays the foundations for our language learning classes, we also have highly qualified educators who also speak various languages. These educators use home languages to help settle children into care who may not be exposed to or familiar with the English language. Our educators teach all of the children key words and songs from their home languages also which embeds a deep cultural awareness and respect within our centres.