In addition to the Primary School, the Wodonga West Children’s Centre also provides the community with a kindergarten and Early Learning Centre (ELC).
Within a tight Government budget, selectNOWarchitecture were required to develop a design that had multiple uses for the ELC. Each design element serves multiple functions and provides multiple benefits. During the day, kindergarten students can engage with junior students in the adjacent Primary School play space and learning areas, preparing kindergarten children for progress to school. After hours, the ELC playground can be shared with After School Care programs. The ELC is co-located with the welcoming administration centre.
The ELC spaces were designed to create calm, adaptable spaces that could support various teaching and learning styles. Internal spaces are protected in the summer and provide easily supervised and accessible outdoor learning spaces that can be used in all weather conditions.