About the Early Childhood Center
Welcome to the ministry at Timothy Lutheran Early Childhood Center. Our Early Childhood Center provides:
- Part Time Preschool (age 2-5)
- Full Time Preschool with Childcare (age 2-5)
- Full Time Infant and Toddler Childcare (age 6 weeks -2 yr)
“Touching Lives for Christ” is the mission of Timothy Lutheran Ministries. Our ministry is founded on the Great Commission which Jesus gave His church – to make disciples of all people (Matt. 28:18-20). As disciples of Jesus, we are committed to:
- Gathering for worship and fellowship in Christ. Hebrews 10:25
- Growing in Christ-like living through God’s Word. Colossians 3:16
- Giving joyfully in service to God and His people. Acts 1:8
- Going as a witness to all that Jesus is Lord and Savior. Matthew 10:8
Our Core Values are constant, passionate Biblical core operational principles which we use to determine our school’s ministry. They describe not only the life of our school today, but they also give us a picture of our school in the future. They are at the heart of what we value in our life as a family together.
Commonly held values unify our efforts and define our distinctness. Our Core Values can be summarized in the following statements:
We value the teaching, study, and application of God’s truth as it is revealed with power in the Holy Scriptures and interpreted in the Lutheran Confessions.
The Word of God, purely taught, changes lives. The Scripture’s inerrancy and power lead us to place the teaching of God’s Word at the center of our ministry. (Acts 2:42-43; Hebrews 4:12; Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21)
We value reaching the lost by remaining open, innovative, and flexible, using all means to bring Christ to all people.
With the help of the Holy Spirit, we seek to reach the lost and erring. We strive to demonstrate love and sensitivity without sacrificing the truth of God. (Luke 15:7; Acts 2:45, Matthew 28:18-20)
We value Christian care to help carry each other’s burdens.
Following the example of Christ, we reach out to believers and the unchurched with sincere care and compassion. (Galatians 6:2)
We value sharing our Christian faith within our families, community and world.
Sharing is a normal, natural part of the Christian lifestyle. As members of God’s family we are called to share the Gospel in the world wherever we are, whenever we can. (Romans 1:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:8; Philemon 1:6)
We value the family and support them in modeling their lives in Christ.
Families are supported and encouraged to grow in their faith journey with Christ. (Matthew 19:14; Mark 9:37; 1 Thessalonians 2:7)
Timothy Early Childhood Center believes that parents are the child’s first teachers.
We believe that children learn best by working with hands-on experiences using their five senses: touching, seeing, hearing, smelling, and tasting in a creative learning atmosphere. We recognize the uniqueness of each child and offer opportunities for growth by providing them with a positive, creative, and stimulating environment in which to develop and learn. It is our hope that in focusing on the whole child, with a strong emphasis on self-esteem, our children will enjoy continued success in the world.
We believe that play is to be respected as a vehicle for learning. Children use this mode to model, create, explore, solve problems, interact socially, pretend, and dream.
Hands on learning includes:
- Bible Stories/Jesus Time
- Large/Small Motor skills
- Number Readiness
- Health and Safety
- Onsite /OffSite Field Trips
- Social Skills
- Language Arts
- Dramatic Play
- Creative Art
- In House Special Events
One in Christ is the religion curriculum used for Jesus time. Each teacher is provided a Teacher’s guide and resources. This curriculum contains many ideas to teach about Jesus through a variety of areas and centers.
Music & Movement: Each classroom is provided with music from artists such as Dr. Jean Feldman, Kids in Motion by Greg and Steve and Music with Marr; Maryann Marr. These CD’s enhance the classroom teacher’s curriculum to help provide them with the means to help develop their large and small motor skills.