Daily Schedule & Curriculum
The St. Mark Child Development Center is open year-round from 6:45 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. daily. The Center is closed the week before Labor Day for yearly maintenance and staff in-service. Other holidays will be observed, and these dates will be printed in the handbook published each September.
The morning classes run from 9:00 a.m. to noon daily. Child care activities before and after classes are carefully planned so they complement the Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten curricula. Other options such as gymnastics and swim lessons are offered throughout the year. A nap/rest period is included each afternoon.
Summer and holiday schedules are less structured and incorporate more outside activities and theme related programming.
On a space available basis, and with prior arrangements, occasional hourly child care is available for those students who attend only preschool, pre-k or kindergarten classes or are on a half-day schedule.
A monthly newsletter includes the curriculum covered in each class plus other articles so that you as parents can monitor your child’s daily class focus. A calendar listing important activities for each class is included with the monthly newsletter.
Licensing and Accreditation
We are state licensed with the Child Care Division. regular inspections are made by the Child Care Division, fire department and the county health inspector. The Center is a registered private school with the Oregon Department of Education and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA).