Our program

Early childhood is a vital foundation stage in a child’s learning journey. At St Mark’s we believe children learn best through fun and interesting activities, tailored to their interests, within a caring and supportive environment.

Program framework

The national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) provides the program’s framework. The EYLF was developed to ensure children receive quality education programs in their early childhood setting, and experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.

Our centre is a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program Provider and offers a kindergarten program. We follow the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines.

The ideas and interests of our children, families, staff and the community shape the constantly evolving program. We value everyone’s input into the program, with families’ individuality and uniqueness contributing to a diverse and varied curriculum.

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We focus on children’s learning through play,
enjoyment, freedom and friendship.

Our values

Values

Why is play important?

Through play, children have the freedom to:

tick icon-01 Express their personality and uniqueness

tick icon-01 Use their curiosity and creativity

tick icon-01 Connect their prior experiences to new learning

tick icon-01 Develop relationships and concepts.

Our program goals

Using the program, our educators help children to develop:

tick icon-01 A strong sense of identity

tick icon-01 Connections with their world

tick icon-01 A strong sense of wellbeing

tick icon-01 Confidence and involvement in their learning

tick icon-01 Effective communication skills.

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