INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS

INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS

“Children want the same thing we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted.” – Dr Seuss.

This is what children that enter the doors of a Mary MacKillop Childcare North Queensland (MMCNQ) Kindergarten experience every day. After all, our children are our future and inspiring these young minds is the key to future success.

MMCNQ Kindergartens understand this and offer programs that are delivered by qualified Early Childhood teachers that are engaging, stimulating and promote school readiness. These programs are based on a holistic approach to learning, and not only cater for the child’s needs, but also their interests.

The programs promote child-initiated play where the child is encouraged to explore the outside natural environment in dry creek beds, sandpits and mud patches. Inside, children are encouraged to draw, create and construct using a range of resources available to them. This is complemented with instructional tasks led by the teacher. MMCNQ Kindergartens focus on the social and emotional development of a child to ensure they have the confidence and skills to be engaged learners as they continue their learning journey into Prep.

When a child attends a MMCNQ Kindergarten, there is the added benefit of incorporating spirituality where children are taught about the values and teachings of Jesus. Through these lessons, children are taught about friendship, compassion and respect as well as how to live like Jesus did by making good choices. Children are supported to learn ‘Christian Meditation’ and the importance of stillness and silence.

MMCNQ Kindergartens on Catholic school sites have the added benefit of children being able to visit school facilities. A relationship is then built with many at the school which aids in the transition to Prep. MMCNQ Kindergartens promote the Kindergarten year as the foundation year of learning where a love of literacy and numeracy is fostered and developed.

MMCNQ Kindergartens promote diversity and all children aged three to five years are welcome. We offer flexible operating times from 7.00am-6.00pm with low affordable fees and some locations offer Child Care Subsidy. Children can attend MMCNQ Kindergartens at a number of locations in the Townsville Diocese from Proserpine to Charters Towers, Mt Isa to Palm Island with five locations in Townsville.

Call the Kindergarten Office on 1300 KINDERGARTEN or email childcare@mmcnq.catholic.edu.au to enquire about enrolment to inspire your young ones mind for future success.

“A mind when stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.” – Anonymous