1730 W Guadalupe Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202 (Map)
Phone: 480-775-5200
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We, the Catholic Church of St. Timothy, trusting in the Holy Spirit and committed to the New Evangelization, seek to bring all people to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

St. Timothy Catholic Preschool




St. Timothy is dedicated to providing well rounded, child-centered and developmentally appropriate programs in a loving, secure, and spiritually nourishing Catholic environment which is rich with the values and traditions of our faith.


St. Timothy Catholic Preschool
PH: (480)775-5238
FX: (480)820-7984



Our New Location..... is Open!

St. Timothy Catholic Daycare & Preschool is growing, and therefore we have moved to a new larger location to expand our program.

But that’s not all….

St. Timothy Catholic Daycare & Preschool is working closely with our K-8 school in offering before and after school care for our school age children and siblings attending St. Timothy School. This will offer more convenience for our families interested in continuing their children’s’ academic excellence in a Catholic-based environment!

For more information please call 480-775-5238

OUR GOALS INCLUDE:
  • Supporting and continuing the work already begun by parents.
  • Encouraging the growth of each child as a creation of a loving God, with unique talents and abilities.
  • Developing a sense of self and community within a faith-filled  atmosphere.
  • Cultivating a sense of curiosity and wonder in relation to the child's world and their environment.
  • Providing a setting which will foster a love of learning through exploration and creative activity.

ENROLLMENT AGE:
PRESCHOOL: Children must be at least 2 years and 8 months of age and be fully toilet trained prior to their first day of school.

DOCUMENTATION:
St. Timothy  is compliant with all regulatory agencies. Therefore, it is mandatory that prior to the first day of attendance, ALL children must have on file:
                           1) updated immunization record
                           2) proof of custody as indicated
                           3) other paperwork as needed to satisfy state regulations

FEES:
There will be a non-refundable fee of $100 per family for any children enrolled in Daycare or Preschool.

For more detailed information, please click here to see our current Handbook.
Click the tabs for information from the PRESCHOOL HANDBOOK.
TUITION
St. Timothy requires Preschool tuition to be paid in full by the 15th day of each month. If your child is absent for any reason, full payment of tuition is still required as per contractual agreement with us. Your child will not be permitted to attend until full payment is made. There will be no discounts for any short months, such as Christmas break. If there is financial difficulty, please speak to the Director.

Tuition rates may vary depending on each family's individual needs.  For more information on tuition rates, please contact our office at 480-775-5238.



CURRICULUM
Preschool classes follow monthly themes. Each theme is integrated in the classroom and meets the state requirements with core curriculum in all areas including math, science and discovery, as well as
pre-reading and pre-writing skills. Through art, music, drama play and sensory experiences, children are exposed to curricula which provide them with the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
Diocesan curriculum guidelines are available in the office. Our school meets or exceeds these guidelines.
TERMINATION OF ENROLLMENT
There are circumstances under which it may be necessary for the Director to terminate a child’s enrollment. Such a decision is not taken lightly and would be based on whether it is in the best interest of the child, the other children in the class, as well as the overall operation of the Daycare/Preschool. Before making such a decision, every effort would be made to correct problematic situations.
The  decision to terminate enrollment may include one or more of the following:
  • Abuse of other children or staff members
  • Destruction of school property
  • Continued violation of school policies
  • Disruptive or dangerous behavior
  • Our school’s inability to meet the child’s needs
  • Non-payment of tuition
Whenever possible, written notification one week in advance of termination will be provided to the parent.
We also request the parent to provide us with a one-week notice as well, if you plan to withdraw your child from our programs. No refunds for tuition or registration fees upon withdrawal.
SCHOOL SCHEDULE
Two, three or five day options are available.  Further information will be available at registration.

SIGN IN/SIGN OUT
Each child must be signed in and out daily, as required by the state’s regulatory agency. A complete signature is required; initials are unacceptable.
All children must be picked up by a custodial parent or parental designee as indicated in writing by the parent.
Only those listed on the authorized pick-up list will be permitted to remove the child from the premises.
SNACKS
We will provide a snack for each 2 1/2hour program. If your child suffers from food allergies or the snacks provided do not meet parent expectations, we will request that the parent provide a snack replacement. A menu will be posted in each classroom as well as on the table at check-in.

REST ROOM PROCEDURES
All children will be supervised and receive assistance as needed when using the rest room. Children are required to wash their hands with liquid soap and running water. If the child required assistance, the teacher will follow the same protocol.

DISCIPLINE
The  staff uses a positive behavior model, therefore we use positive methods of discipline, which encourage self-control, self-esteem and cooperation among the children. Setting reasonable, age appropriate limits help children understand what is expected of them. Under no circumstances will any type of physical punishment, restraint, deprivation, or ridicule be used as disciplinary measures.
For circumstances requiring discipline, the teacher will attempt to redirect the child to a different activity. If the behavior persists, the child will receive a verbal warning. If the previous measures fail, the child will be placed in time-out. This will allow him/her to regain control and composure. No child will be isolated from the class or the staff at any time. If a behavioral issue cannot be resolved using the measures described above, parents will be notified.
In order to effectively provide a safe, nurturing environment, we will maintain open communication with the parent regarding any disciplinary measures taken.

CLOTHING
Children should wear comfortable, casual clothing. Please label your child’s clothing and personal items for easy identification. We cannot be responsible for any lost, found or damaged items. Lost and found will be kept under the cabinets in the lobby of the Daycare Center and in the office of the Preschool. Parents are encouraged to bring extra clothes, in case of accidents. However, all items must be able to fit into your child’s cubby space and are to be taken home each day.

BIRTHDAYS
Birthdays are a special time for celebration. Parents are always welcome to join us for their child’s special day. Special snacks may be brought for the occasion, however, regulatory agencies require that food be purchased from a retailer. No home-made snacks are permitted.

ATRIUM
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, our religious education program, is taught by a specially trained catechist. The program is open to all Preschool children 3years of age and older. This is a Montessori based hands on approach to teaching children about their faith. This Level I class focuses on the message that God is real and He loves me, and Jesus is real and He is my friend. The Atrium is located  downstairs in a classroom next to the Social Hall.
COMMUNICATION
Open and honest communication is always encouraged . For those children enrolled in Daycare, daily notes will be sent home, addressing behaviors, favorite activities and other interests. For Preschool children, a weekly classroom update will be provided.
If you have a particular concern regarding your child, please consult with your child’s teacher after class dismissal. If the situation is of a more complex nature, please make an appointment with the teacher.
The Director will address any concerns not resolved by the teacher. Conferences including parents, teacher, Director, and counselor are also available.
For special announcements, please check the bulletin boards in your child’s classroom and the hall or lobby. Flyers and calendars will also be available.
Parents may visit our facilities at any time during hours of operation. Please check in at the parish office upon arrival.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS
Parents  are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom. See your child’s teacher if you wish to volunteer  on a regular basis.  Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate children who are not enrolled in Daycare or Preschool should you wish to assist in the classroom regularly. All parents wishing to volunteer must be compliant with Safe Environment Training.

PRESCHOOL/DAYCARE CAR POOLS
St. Timothy employees cannot be held responsible for any accident or liability that may occur should you retain the services of an employee for any work outside of  the Preschool/Daycare environment, such as babysitting, etc.

FIELD TRIPS/TRANSPORTATION
St. Timothy Daycare/Preschool does not participate in field trips. No transportation is available.

INSURANCE
The Daycare Center and Preschool are covered by Catholic Mutual Insurance in accordance with state licensing requirements. This policy is available for review upon request.

PESTICIDES
A pesticide notice will be posted on the door of the Daycare Center as well as on the bulletin board at the Preschool 48 hours prior to spraying.

LICENSING AGENCY
St. Timothy Daycare and Preschool facilities are  licensed.by:

Arizona Department of Health Services
Office of Child Care Licensing
150 North 18th Ave., Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ  85007
602-364-2539

As a regulatory agency, they have the right to:
Interview children and staff and to  inspect and audit all child and/or facility records without
       prior consent.
Observe the physical condition of a child, including any signs that may indicate abuse, neglect
       or inappropriate placement, and, if necessary, to provide protective custody and/or a
       licensed medical professional to conduct an examination.

Inspection reports are available upon request.
MEDICATION AND ILLNESS
St. Timothy staff is not permitted to administer or dispense any medications without proper written authorization from the parent. This includes even simple items such as sunscreen and diaper ointments.
Please do not send your child to school with a fever (a temperature of over 99 degrees), any type of discharge from the eyes or nose, a cough, vomiting, diarrhea or rash of any kind. A child should be symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning to Daycare or Preschool. A doctor’s note will suffice as proof of non-contagious illness. These precautions allow the child to attend Daycare/Preschool without risking exposure to others.

MINOR INJURIES
Bumps, bruises, cuts and scrapes are not considered serious injuries and will be tended to by a qualified staff member. The parent will be informed of such incidents at the end of the day. If the injury is of a more serious nature, we will notify the parent immediately. Excellent healthcare facilities are close by, should such measures be required. The enrollment procedure will include authorization for St. Timothy’s to take whatever emergency measures are deemed necessary. These measures are posted in  each classroom as well as at the entrance of the Children’s Center.

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