The Kindergarten program offered in Catholic Schools and St. Mary Mackillop Early Learning Centres is supported by the Townsville Catholic Diocese and Townsville Catholic Education.  The Catholic Kindergarten education program is delivered by a four-year university trained early childhood education teacher, 15 hours a week, 40 weeks a year.  The education program delivered has been developed from the Kindergarten Learning Guideline set by the Queensland Studies Authority.  Catholic Kindergartens offer families an education program delivered in a Catholic environment where the spirituality of each child is valued.