Set the right foundation at St Peter’s ELC
St Peter’s Early Learning Centre at St Kevin’s College is a co-educational Catholic early learning environment in partnership with the parish of St Peter’s Toorak.
We are a small setting with big heart. Working in partnership, we are committed to instilling values of family, community and social justice.
At St Peter’s ELC, we believe in setting the right foundations for school readiness through a play-based learning environment. We pay particular attention to the children’s early stage of ‘learning how to learn’, and we guide this through the principals of the Reggio Emilia Educational Project’s view of 100 languages.
Our early learning program considers the interests and curiosities of the children, as well as from Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, which looks at how different modes of learning can benefit each child.
Educators spend time ensuring that the learning stimulus and provocations are meaningful for the children. It’s not a matter of setting up random activities to keep the children busy, it’s about stimulating curiosity, inquiry and learning to further extend each child’s development.
We believe the foundations made in the early years strengthen the children’s social and emotional intelligence and provides confidence, so they are ready to learn in the formal settings of school.
Head of St Peter’s ELC – Mrs Kathleen Brohier
At St Peter’s Early Learning Centre children are given the opportunity and time to discover and explore, to question and predict, to wonder and to dream. The wider world becomes the child’s world.
We welcome you to visit our website to find out more and arrange a tour.