Holistic development through socialising, language and play.

Our approach is derived from the leading early childhood development theories which have proven to deliver exceptional holistic development outcomes for children in Scandinavia.

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First of its kind in Australia.

Our unique holistic approach to early childhood learning and development uses a proven process, specially trained team and custom-built indoor and outdoor environment to deliver exceptional development outcomes for children aged 2‑5 years.

Open 2020.

We opened our first custom-designed Scola Early Learning centre in Melville in 2020, next door to The Children’s Garden. Scola Early Learning’s philosophy and curriculum focus on holistic development of the child through three key facets of learning.

1. Development through socialising.

This is based on a number of widely accepted theories of learning, which state that humans are social beings and children are no exception. Children developing at different rates are able to collaborate and communicate in a way that benefits everyone!

2. Development through language.

Developing using language regards the comprehensive body of research defining the social, emotional, and cognitive effects of language in the early years. Language is regarded as one of the keys to excellent development. Scola Early Learning recognises the importance of using appropriate language to encourage development towards an empathetic, cooperative and determined child.

3. Development through play.

This is based on an array of research supporting the development of executive functions, emotional regulation, and creativity through play. Development through play regards not only the learning that occurs when children engage in theatrical, dramatic, and creative play, but also the learning that occurs when children are able to engage with the environment and play in the way that comes most naturally to them.


Other early learning theories.

The education curriculum focuses on these concepts, but it’s also designed to include concepts from other early learning theories including John Dewey, Lev Vygotsky and Jerome Bruner, among others.