Early Learning

To enlighten is to give someone greater knowledge or understanding. When a young person enters our Early Learning Centre, they develop their sense of self, understanding of others and find their connection to the world around them.

A parent is a child’s first teacher. Yet, when it comes to formalised education, the school and teacher become critical in nurturing a child’s curiosity, creativity, confidence and communication skills.

Project Enlighten focuses on this significant period of growth for a young learner by expanding the experiences of 3 and 4 year old children through a breadth of learning opportunities that will form their foundation of understanding. 

Project Enlighten is influenced by the principles and practices of Reggio Emilia, in which children are recognised as capable and resourceful. Every day, children in our Early Learning program are filled with excitement as they explore environments that are varied and engaging, with an emphasis on creativity and play-based learning.

Integrated into Project Enlighten is the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy. Skills and talents come in many different areas so we complement our program with a diverse range of specialist classes that assist in developing each child’s academic and personal growth. These classes run each week and are taught by specialist teachers.

  • STEM-X: Science, Robotics, Construction and Technology
  • Creative Arts: Visual Art, Movement and Out and About
  • Performing Arts: Music, Drama and Dance
  • Language and Cultural Appreciation: Mandarin and Library
  • Health and Wellbeing: Physical Education, PMP, Mindfulness and Nutrition

Early Learning Programs

We offer a range of programs to suit every child and every family.

Find out more:

We welcome you to join our Director of Early Learning, Ms Pat Barbieri on Zoom for a live, one-on-one tour of our Early Learning Centre. Click here to register.

You are also welcome to visit us on our Open Day or Small Group Tours.


Advantages of Early Learning at Toorak College

Play-based learning coupled with intentional teaching of literacy and numeracy
Specialist classes taught by specialist teachers
Access to state-of-the-art facilities including our Dance Studio, Wardle House Library, Art Studio, Swift Science and Technology Centre, DIGI Zone, Hockey and Athletics Track
Participation in the Toorak College Buddy Program with older students
Extended Day care

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