PRIZED PAPER: Kookaburra Creek Kindergarten co-director Jennifer Jorgensen among her charges celebrating the national standard notification.
PRIZED PAPER: Kookaburra Creek Kindergarten co-director Jennifer Jorgensen among her charges celebrating the national standard notification. Luka Kauzlaric

Kindy better than national standards all round

CACKLING like kookaburras, these kindergarten kids are laughing after conquering national standards.

Kookaburra Creek Kindergarten is the first community kindergarten in Gladstone to be rated as exceeding the National Quality Framework assessment in all seven areas.

Three of the focus areas included, educational program and practice, children's health and safety and relationships with children.

Kookaburra Creek co-director Jennifer Jorgensen said she was proud of the kindy's education curriculum.

"Our curriculum cognises the strengths, uniqueness and importance of each and every child," she said.

"Our children are, and will always be, our first and foremost priority.

"Parent participation and volunteering plays an important role in our community kindergarten, so the achievement is recognition of our team's success."

Parent and committee president Leanne Brooker said Ms Jorgensen and her team were passionate and dedicated.

"Immediately you enter the grounds you can see that children have ownership of their centre," she said.



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