Early Learning Centre

The program is designed to encourage exploration, investigation and play both in and outdoors. There are specially created spaces for reading, writing, art, construction, imaginative play, science and technology, encouraging children to be active learners. We understand that children are active investigators seeking ways to make meaning of their world.

Supporting your child’s curiosity

The Early Learning Centre (ELC) is where a lifetime of learning begins. Our ELC provides a structured, student-centred learning experience tailored to each student’s intellectual, emotional and social development in a supportive, enriching environment.

We recognise the innate curiosity and potential in every child and our child-led project work encourages each child to be strong, capable and resilient as they seek to understand the world and their place in it.

Our Early Learning Program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophies of respect, curiosity and community and delivered through the curriculum framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB-PYP).

Our vibrant curriculum is informed by the latest research on early child development, encouraging children to develop early language and mathematical skills and providing opportunity to learn through creative activity, movement and dramatic play.

We believe the learning environment is central to the learning process and take great pride in delivering our Early Learning Program in a nurturing and supportive environment designed to enrich the individual learning experience of every child.

Benefits of Early Learning at Toorak College include:

  • Introduction to early years Literacy and Numeracy programs.
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and specialist teachers.
  • Action in the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) in our Dance Studio.
  • Exploring the love of literature in the Wardle House Library.
  • Using a variety of art techniques in our Art Studio.
  • Further development of a sense of belonging through our Buddy Program with our older students.
  • Flexible 2, 3, 4 and 5 day programs.
  • Extended Day care.

Our challenging and engaging learning programs also promote an inquiring mind and encourage children to be active community members.


Early Learning Centre Program


For more detail on our Early Learning Centre program, request a copy of the Early Learning Centre Student Experience brochure today.

Find out more about our co-curricular offerings or come and see our School for yourself. Book a tour today!

We also offer a Playgroup program designed for children aged 2 and 3 years old. Find out more.