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St Timothy's Children's Center

200 South Goose Creek Blvd. (Hwy. 52 at Evatt Drive)
Goose Creek, SC 29445

(843) 553-4175


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Students are guided by their teacher with table and circle time instruction. Students work independently in centers. It is a nice balance of instrution and socialization.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our classes are small enough to have the children in groups of 2-3 at a work centers. One of the centers in a teacher directed center. The others are student directed. We have at least 5 centers offered at a time. This allows the students the oppurtunity to select the center they want to "play" in.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Children are guided to develop a love of learning as they grow in the following areas:
Spiritual values
Academic foundation
Social skills
Emotional Development
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Our day starts at 8:30 and ends at 11:30. Each month a different unit of study is explored. All of our classes are small. This enables the teachers to work in small groups for more individualized instruction. The students have both teacher directed activities as well as student directed center time. We offer music and chapel once a week. Snack and outside time are offered daily.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have a very open and warm relationship with our parents. Parents are encouraged to be involved. Communication is done through our monthyly newsletter, our parent boards located by our entrances, as well as notes home from the teachers or director. Parent orientation is held at held at the beginning of each school year. Parent-Teacher conferences are held twice a year. The teacher or parent can request a conference at anytime.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Children throughout the school year may experience some form of seperation anxiety. The teachers lovingly help the child become more comfortable. Sometimes all it takes one more hug for them to settle down.