Programs

Classes Offered for the 2020/2021 School Year

PK4
Four year old class

4 by September 1st

Schedule Options:  Monday through Friday    7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;   8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; 12:30 to 4:15 p.m.

EC3
Three year olds class

3 by September 1st – must be potty trained

Schedule Options:  Monday through Friday  7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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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 4:00 p.m.
Early care starts at 7:30 a.m.

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.

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.