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OUR PHILOSOPHY

St. Timothy's Preschool is a small school where families have a sense of community. We plan monthly events for families, or just children or parents to provide support, nurture friendships and further learning. We meet the children and their families where they are, and enable them to develop in their own way through our supportive environment. Our highly trained staff is happy to answer any of your questions.

The teachers are always keenly in tune with the children and helping mediate those social interactions that preschoolers are still learning to develop. — Angela L., Mountain View

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St. Timothy's Preschool

PLAY
St. Timothy's Preschool is a play-based program, with play and structure balanced to meet the unique developmental needs of each child. We establish a nurturing and supportive environment, where children can learn life's most important lessons: how to share, cooperate, and be a good friend. We teach children how to resolve conflict peacefully, using words and addressing feelings.

ART
In every class, your child will explore different art mediums and make a personal work of art. We encourage divergent thinking, self-expression and the fun of creating.

SCIENCE
We explore the ocean, rain forest, dinosaurs, space, various animals, weather, the body, and insects. Children will investigate, experiment, predict, problem-solve and expand their basic knowledge.

READING READINESS SKILLS
Reading readiness begins with hearing stories, identifying characters and guessing possible endings.

FAITH INSPIRED

St. Timothy's provides integrated programs to the congregation and the community that promote the universal values of sharing and caring within a context of love and faith. In all of the Preschool activities, children are encouraged to grow in so many ways, such as by showing love and respect to fellow students and teachers, and to all living things. Specifically, our activities promote the positive values of friendliness, trust, respect, responsibility, helpfulness, fairness, and caring.

St. Timothy's incorporates faith-inspired elements into curriculum that are based on the key messages of each liturgical season. The teachers offer activities that connect children's literature with the faith-based messages for each of the church's seven seasons: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost. Teachers use a readily-available children's book that has been identified to demonstrate a child-friendly message in the current liturgical season. These activities are play-based, fun, and personalized to meet the children's interests and development. While the emphasis is Christian, students and parents who have other holidays and cultural observances are warmly invited to share their traditions in the classroom.

St. Timothy's Preschool