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St Timothy's Episcopal Church

3601 Alabama Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20020

(202) 584-5662


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Philosophy of the CDC

The philosophy of St. Timothy's Child Development Center is that children learn through PLAY. A child's PLAY is their work. We will provide positive experiences in learning.
Our classrooms are divided into work/play areas:
Table Toys and Manipulatives
Block Play
Art and Music
Dramatic Play / Housekeeping
Books / Library
In these areas, the children have the opportunity to explore, learn, and develop the many skills needed socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically.

The teachers manipulate the materials and equipment within each area to ensure and encourage continuation of development.

Our goal is to provide as many media as possible for learning in our natural environment
(the classroom), as well as using every and any other opportunity outside the classroom
(playground, community, or bus field trip)."

--excerpted from the school's website