Citipointe Kindergarten was established in 1988 with the Childcare opening in 2014. We are a non-profit centre, which exists as a ministry of Citipointe Church, Brisbane and is affiliated with Citipointe College. We therefore provide Christian care and education based on Christian faith and values. We endeavour to express the love and teaching of Jesus Christ through our relationships with each other, the children we care for and their families. Children will participate in daily devotion times and regular events, which have a biblical focus.
We acknowledge that during the first five years of life, children acquire the values and attitudes towards themselves, their families, society and the environment that will grow with them into adulthood. Therefore, our policies, practices and lives as staff will provide a positive example for the children.
We are committed to providing children with the opportunity to grow and develop towards their potential – physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. Play is considered an important vehicle for learning in the early years and is seen as a child’s “work”. Our staff seek to provide a caring and stimulating educational environment where children’s individual needs, abilities and cultural and social backgrounds are respected and catered for, and where children can develop at their own pace.
Learning opportunities are planned through careful observation of, and in consultation with, the children. They are engaged in active exploration and developmentally appropriate experiences, which enhance skill development. These experiences help to give children a choice to construct an understanding of the world around them.
We firmly believe that children need boundaries and begin to develop an ability to discriminate between right and wrong and to help them be able to make judgements about what they can change and what they cannot.
We value open communication and mutual respect between staff and parents with regard to the care and education of each child through the involvement of each family.
We aim to provide high quality care and education in a relaxed friendly Christian environment.
We aim to: