Welcome to the Central Yorke Early Learning Centre.

The Educators at the Central Yorke Early Learning Centre believe and develop their practices and pedagogy around the child being the centre of everything we do. We believe that all children’s wellbeing, culture and dispositions for learning are supported through relationships and play and that children are competent and capable learners who need to be challenged in their learning.

ELC Philosophy: The value of play

The value of play is reflected in our Centre philosophy and in our daily program. Play:

  • Is children’s work.
  • Occurs and has equal value in both the outdoor and indoor learning environments
  • Occurs in environments which are inviting and engaging through the use of inspiring spaces
  • Is supported and maximised through periods of uninterrupted play.
  • Is supported through open ended learning experiences
  •  Is supported through the nature play pedagogy
  •  Is promoted by Educators who are advocates for children’s play.
  •  Is supported through the use of loose parts both natural and manufactured materials.
  •  Is supported through authentic materials and resources.

ELC Relationships

The value of relationships is also reflected in our Centre philosophy and in our daily program. Relationships:

  • Are vital in children feeling safe, secure and supported.
  • Underpin children’s learning and development
  • Are reciprocal by working together with children and families
  • Are strengthened and developed through a welcoming environment
  • Are developed by respecting and working with the community through community involvement and engagement.
  • Are a way of respecting the culture of children and families
  • Create a sense of belonging for children, families and educators.
  • Between educators are respectful supports their own and others wellbeing.

ELC Programs

The Early Learning Centre offers a range of programs for children and families birth to 12 years of age. These programs include, the Preschool Program, Rural Care Program and Playgroup.

ELC Parent Circulars

ELC News

Mother’s Day 2024

What an amazing day celebrating our Mums, Nana’s and special people! The smiles really say it all!   ...

First Day Back

What a week we’ve had welcoming students into the new school year! Here’s a few snaps from our first day …...

CY Meet & Greet

Thank you to all the parents who attended the CY ELC parents afternoon and shared the delicious pinwheels we made …...

The Eagles Win!

A strong finish in Term 4 by the Sharks didn’t dent the Eagles substantial lead with the mighty birds winning …...

Monica Turner Farewell

Monica has been driving our school buses for nearly 40 years and so it was with great sadness we farewelled …...

Kindy Graduation

The 2023 Kindy students graduated to Primary School in a special ceremony held in the Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, …...

Presentation NIght 2023

Thank you to all the donors, presenters, staff and families involved. Congratulations to all our student, parent and staff recipients...

YPCT | New Principal news item

Great article in the YPCT about our new principal Rob Jeffries.   A new principal will lead Central Yorke School …...

Canteen Update

Our school canteen has being undergoing some very tasty changes recently as manager Michelle expands the menu and services the …...

CYS Oliver Cast Recess Celebration

The MMAC Performing Arts School’s director Leanne Cane visited CYS today to join in a celebratory recess with the student …...