Supporting your child’s curiosity
Early Learning at Toorak College 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.
Early Learning Programs
We understand that children are active
investigators seeking ways to make meaning of their world. Our Taste of School program introduces
children to a school routine and focuses on learning through play, exploration
and social interaction. They will develop literacy and numeracy concepts and
learn how to collaborate and co-operate with others.
3 year old 2 day program:
4 year old 3 day program:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Our Love to Learn program immerses students in experiences that enable them to develop a sense of curiosity, self-confidence and a love for learning. Our teachers design a broad range of learning activities that develop our students’ imagination, individuality and emotional wellbeing. A typical week includes classes in creative art, music and movement, literacy and numeracy.
3 year old 3 day program:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or
Wednesday, Thursday Friday
4 year old 4 day program:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Our Early Years Extension program is rich in opportunities for students to advance their reading, writing and problem-solving skills within a play-based environment. This unique five day program exposes students to a wide range of specialist classes including library, sport, science and coding; allowing them to experience the entire school environment.
3 year old 5 day program:
Monday to Friday
4 year old 5 day program:
Monday to Friday
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.
- Extended Day care.
Our challenging and engaging learning programs also promote an inquiring mind and encourage children to be active community members.
For more detail on Early Learning at Toorak College, request a copy of the Early Learning Student Experience brochure today.
If you would like to take a tour of the Early Learning Centre, please click below.
We also offer a Playgroup program designed for children aged 2 and 3 years old. Find out more.