Classes Offered for the 2017/2018 School Year

PK4
Four year old class

M-F, 8:30 am-2:30 pm or 8:00 am–12:30 pm
NEW:  12:45 – 4:30 p.m. class being added!
FREE VPK ONLY!  Register now!

EC3
Three year olds class

M-F or MWF – 8:30 am – 12:15 pm

EC2
Two year old class

Tuesday/Thursday – 8:30 – 11:45 am

Extended Care is available until 4:30 p.m.  / Early care begins at 7:30 am
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Program Goals

The St. Timothy Catholic Early Childhood Learning Center provides a variety of developmentally appropriate  hands-on activities for children to achieve the following goals:

  • learn about the Catholic faith
  • encourage and demonstrate sound health, safety and nutritional practices
  • develop social-emotional competencies and self-help skills
  • develop problem solving skills
  • encourage children to think, reason, question and experiment
  • encourage language and literacy development
  • enhance physical development
  • foster a positive self-concept
  • encourage creative expression and appreciation for the arts
  • respect cultural diversity
  • promote school readiness

Curriculum

Our curriculum offers age-appropriate, hands-on activities based on different learning themes.

The concepts have been compiled using the following resources for the specific age/developmental level.

Faith Development – Seeds Religion Series, Pflam Publishing
Diocesan Standards & Benchmarks for Early Childhood (Age 3-Grade 2)
NAEYC Accreditation & Program Standards (Revised 2006)
Florida Performance Standards for Four Year Olds (Revised 2008)

Safe Environment Curriculum – Diocese of St. Petersburg (2005)
InvestiGator Club – Sadlier Publishing (PreKindergarten curriculum)
Just for Threes/Investigator Club – Sadlier Publishing
Little Investigators – Sadlier Publishing (Twos curriculum)

Extended Care

Additional care is available until 4:30 p.m.
Early care starts at 7:30 a.m. with prior approval from the director.

Children bring their own lunch and eat with their friends. Afterwards they play outside and/or inside until parents pick up. This is a great opportunity for young children to develop social skills in a safe, loving environment. There is a $5 per hour charge for this service. A discount is available for children who stay on a regular basis.

Staff

Our staff is experienced in early learning settings. Teachers have appropriate credentials including first aid and CPR.

All staff meet Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing and Diocesan requirements for training and background screenings that include local, national and FBI criminal records.