Te Whare Kōhungahunga o UC | Early Childhood Learning Centre (ECLC)
ECLC at UC
Welcome to Te Whare Kōhungahunga o UC | Early Childhood Learning Centre (ECLC), the University of Canterbury’s Early Years Care and Education centre. We accommodate children up to six years old, and accept enrolments from UC students, staff and members of the wider community. We are uniquely placed at the heart of the UC Ilam campus, and offer short-day care (up to 7 hours a day), or long-day care between 7.30am to 5.30pm. Children at ECLC are in a privileged position to connect with, and tap into the resources and expertise of the University to support their learning and development. Check out the stories of our children's experiences at https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/earlychildhood/news-and-events/
We are open from 7.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday for the duration of the year, except approximately 2 weeks around Christmas and New Year holidays.
Our philosophy embodies the principles of Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa | New Zealand Early childhood curriculum, and aims to meet the individual needs and developmental milestone of each child attending the Centre.
This section contains useful information about transitioning your child for school, and has resources available for parenting help.
It's important for both child and family to have an unhurried and extended introduction when they first start at ECLC.