St. Mark's Preschool implements a research based curriculum called "The Creative Curriculum" published by Teaching Strategies. This learning center based curriculum provides your child a developmentally appropriate classroom experience and a foundation on which to build and strengthen the skills needed to learn, think, reason and become decision makers. This curriculum also develops language and literacy skills by providing your child opportunities to be immersed in literacy activities such as storytelling, singing, rhyming words, finger plays, writing and reading aloud.
The Creative Curriculum aligns with the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Birth to Three and for VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) Four and Five Year Standards. The Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards is "a comprehensive document containing age-appropriate information and reflections about how young children explore, create and think." These standards are organized into five domains or areas of development including the following: Physical Development, Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication, Cognitive Development and General Knowledge.
With opportunities for self-directed, as well as, group experiences, learning is supported by child friendly themes, based on the child's interests, to provide inspiration to explore and learn. The activities your child will explore are posted in your child's classroom.