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Early Learning Centre

Tamborine Mountain College Early Learning Centre (ELC) aims to ensure ELC children have a safe and nurturing environment to develop all of the skills essential for a smooth transition to Prep.

Our service is committed to maintaining strong links within our wider community and to build relationships that enrich and enhance children’s learning and wellbeing. At Tamborine Mountain College our aim is to ensure our ELC children are fully prepared in every way possible to become confident, capable and school ready.

"Every child should feel valued and supported in their own unique learning journey."

"Mila was excited about going to kindy, she never wants to leave at home-time and she has made some very special friends. The teaching staff are magnificent and have really connected with her – She can’t tell me her favourite teacher... well she tries, but she just lists them all!"

"Ariah comes home every week with new songs, new words and lots of creativity. We haven’t had a single day we haven’t been happy with the program and care of Ariah. "

Extra Curricular


Music is taught to the child by our TMC specialist music teacher. The children learn fundamental concepts such as tempo, pitch and rhythm, learnt through fun songs and rhymes.


Your child will learn French as part of the Pre-Prep program. This is the second language taught within TMC. The language will be taught through fun songs, games and rhymes.


There will be opportunities throughout the year for us to invite visitors into the Early Learning Centre, which will be reflective of special interest areas within the program at that time. Exciting incursions will expand children’s interests and open their mind to new thoughts and opportunities.


Being a part of TMC allows us to easily participate in events happening at the College, ranging from larger events such as Under 8’s Day to smaller scale events such as assembly. Forming relationships with the Prep classes will also be a great transition-to-school program for the children.

"We are so happy with the Pre-Prep program at TMC. Sienna has only attended the last two terms and we have seen her grow so much. Sienna never wants to leave at the end of the day and has learnt so much in a short time."