Serving The Educational Needs of Young Children Located In and Around Boerne, TX
Nationally Accredited With Low Teacher/Student Ratio
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs.
To earn accreditation, programs must meet all 10 standards.The Early Learning Center of St. Mark Presbyterian Church has achieved such accreditation (click for more).
The purpose of St. Mark Presbyterian Church Early Learning Center is to nurture the spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth of children in a climate of love and support through a Christian based program of excellence.
The program seeks, through a varied and enriching curriculum, to help children in the development of self-direction, self-expression, self-discipline, and a positive self-image.
Developmentally appropriate practices will be employed to facilitate children’s skills necessary to reach their highest potential in the educational system and as mature human beings.
The Following List Describes Our Goals For Each Child:
Growth in the knowledge and the love of God
Development of a positive self image
Development of the talent, abilities and creativity unique to each child
Development of self-control and self-discipline
Appropriate independence and initiative
Cooperative attitude and ability to share with others
Respect for others and appreciation of our differences
Trust and positive interaction with others
Readiness skills in language and math through appropriate activities
Discovery and enjoyment of music, art and dramatic play
Expansion of language skills, both listening and speaking (emerging literacy)
Stimulation of a healthy curiosity and creativity
Acceptance of opportunities to explore our environment
Problem solving skills, effective communication and self-expression skills
Development of a love of learning—to last a lifetime