ABOUT OUR PRESCHOOL

 
Early education sets the foundation for lifelong learning. During the preschool years, your child will grow in astounding ways, building those critical foundations, developing an identity in Christ, and maturing socially, emotionally, and physically. St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool partners with families during this important developmental period, providing a safe, nurturing environment and reinforcing the Christian values first taught at home.

We are pleased to offer classes for two, three, and four-year-olds including Jr. Kindergarten class. Each class offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum, compassionate teachers, and exciting, hands-on learning opportunities. Multiple schedule options are available to meet the needs of each family. Choose a two-day, three-day, or five-day schedule, as well as half-day or full-day classes. We also offer before school care and after school care in our preschool Enrichment/Plus program.

We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area in South San Jose near the intersection of Highway 85 and Camden Ave.
We have a big, beautiful campus and would love to show you around! 
To set-up a tour, please fill out the INQUIRY FORM to have one of our Admission Staff contact you.
Click on a link for more information about the different programs available.
TEACHERS AND STAFF
Director
Jeanette Adams
 
Mrs. Adams has been in Early Childhood Education for 20+ years. Mrs. Adams has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is Director Qualified. Mrs. Adams has taught all levels of development from birth thru Junior Kindergarten and has a passion and love for Early Childhood Development. Mrs. Adams also has been developing curriculum for various local preschools for the past five years. Mrs. Adams also loves to mentor teachers and support parents in the challenges of educating and raising children. Mrs. Adams’ favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11.
“For I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Preschool Admin.
Katy Stamos
 
Mrs. Stamos has been a member of St. Timothy’s church family for over 15 years!  She loves children and has a B.A. degree in Psychology as well as 9 units in Early Childhood Education.  She has been married to her husband, Michael, for 25 years and has two daughters, ages 18 and 21.   She loves supporting the staff and families here at St. Tim’s.  When not at St. Tim’s, she works as a fashion stylist and loves to hike, read, and bake!  One of Mrs. Stamos’ favorite bible verses is
1 Proverbs 22:6.
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it”
Teacher Jr. K 
Yuri Song
 
Mrs. Song is the Junior Kindergarten Teacher, and is excited to be a part of St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool. Mrs. Song has been in Early Childhood Education for 6+ years, and has a BA degree in Child and Adolescents Development from San Jose State University. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Song enjoys traveling, listening to music and spending time with her husband and daughter Erika. Mrs. Song is also fluent in Korean and is able to help our students who speak English as their 2nd language. Mrs. Song’s favorite Bible verse is Philippians 2:13.
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him”
Teacher Pre-K 
Debra Mandanici
 
Known by her students as Mrs. M, Mrs. Mandanici has been teaching here at St. Timothy’s for 15 years.  She holds a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  Mrs. M also holds an Associate Degree in Accounting and has been teaching Sunday School for 20+ years!  Mrs. M loves to learn and instilling a love of learning in her students!  Her daughter, Tara, attended St. Timothy’s Preschool over 20 years ago and recently spent 3 years teaching on our staff here as well!  Mrs. M enjoys reading, gardening, bargain shopping, watching HGTV, traveling and spoiling her Shih Tzu, Bojangles in her down time.
Mrs. M’s favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13.
“I can do all things through Christ who gives
me strength”
 
 
Teacher Pre-K 
Shawnese Laffoday
 
Mrs. Laffoday teaches in our Pre-K class and is extremely honored to be a member of St. Timothy’s staff.  She has been teaching young children for over 31 years.  She attended West Valley College and holds over 37 units in early child development. Ms. Laffoday is married with an 18 year-old son.  She hopes to obtain her AA now that her son has graduated high school.  Ms. Laffoday is truly passionate about teaching and strives to make her class a fun learning environment.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking and playing computer games!  Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 20:4.
“May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed”
Teacher 3’s
Cassandra Gallego
 
Cassandra, or Mrs. Cass as she is known to her students, is a fourth year teacher who acquired her Child Studies Education at West Valley College.  Caring for children in her home day care, she grew eager to gain an understanding of how children think, learn and develop. Her studies turned into a passion to implement what she learned into the Preschool classroom, and a love of teaching blossomed!  Mrs. Cass loves  nurturing young children in the most critical time of their development.  Just as much as she enjoys teaching the children, she in turn enjoys learning just as much from them by their instinctive creativity and curiosity for every day life! When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband,  children and Maltipoo pup.
Her favorite bible verse is John 14:6.
“I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me”
 
 
 Teacher 2’s
Ashley Martinez
 
Ms. Ashley is the Preschool 2’s Teacher and she has been a part of the staff at St. Timothy’s since 2017. Ms. Ashley has her associate degree in Early Childhood Education and loves being able to spend her days working in a Christian environment. Outside of work Ms. Ashley is busy with ministry commitments at her church as well as learning American Sign Language! Ms. Ashley enjoys teaching children who are dual language learners or who may have speech delays because it allows her to teach them different signs to communicate. Ms. Ashley loves working with the Tiny but Mighty Two’s because they keep her on her toes! Ms. Ashley’s favorite chapter in the Bible is Psalm 139.
Teacher’s Aide 2’s
Justine Lee
 
Mrs. Justine is the 2’s Teacher’s Aide and has been a part of St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool since 2017. Mrs. Justine was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and came to the United States after she graduated from High School. Mrs. Justine studied at West Valley College and has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Justine has been in early childhood education field for over 8 years and loves being able to support the early stages of development. Mrs. Justine has been married for 20 years and has a 14-year-old daughter. Mrs. Justine’s favorite Bible chapter is Psalms 40.
Teacher’s Aide Jr. K
Michelle Miller
 
Mrs. Miller is excited to be part of St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool as the Teacher’s Aide for the Jr. K Class. For 19 years, she has been teaching preschool ages 18 months to 4 years. Mrs. Miller has a B.A. in History with a minor in Art/Photography from Pine Manor College in Boston and is currently enrolled at West Valley College to further her teaching education. Mrs. Miller is a fluent Spanish speaker who was taught to speak by her Cuban-born grandmother. When not teaching, Mrs. Miller and her husband love to mountain bike, walk on the beach and take their dog Coco to the park. Her favorite bible verse is Romans 15:13.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit
 

TESTIMONIALS

Since 1979, our students have thrived in a nurturing and Christ-centered learning environment. We believe the best preschool program is designed to support the whole child in accordance with the concept that children are developing in several areas simultaneously and that each of these areas of development is equally important to the child.
 
 
What our parents say about us:
My daughter is in this wonderful preschool and we couldn’t be happier with the loving, hands on and learning environment of this school! -Jennifer
Both of my children attend preschool at St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool. We could not be happier with the quality of education they receive (even at a young age), balanced with Christ centered learning, and love for each child expressed by their teachers. We like the small class sizes and attentiveness of the entire staff to our individual child’s education! I would highly recommend this school (and church) for anyone looking for a new school for their children! -Josh
My son started at St Timothy’s last fall in the Preschool 2s class. It has been absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait for him to continue here for the next few years. The teachers are caring and engaged, the kids are exposed to so many creative and educational activities – a great balance between play and curriculum, the school environment is warm and friendly and the classrooms are a perfect learning environment. It’s a true preschool. We have been so, so happy with our decision to enroll our son here.-Janel
Excellent environment to teach faith-based curriculum and develop a child’s sense of self, play, and nurturing creative thinkers. Check it out, you’ll be glad you did! -Akeem
We would love to answer your questions and to set-up a tour.
Fill out the INQUIRY FORM  to have one of our Admission Staff contact you.
CALENDAR
 
We accept resumes year-round for all positions.
Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter via email to: Jeanette Adams
St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool
5100 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: 408-265-0244
Fax: 408-265-0275
Come visit us!
Fill out the Inquiry Form to get started.
 

 

FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

How many children will be in my child’s class?

The maximum number of students in a class is 15 with 1 teacher and 1 aide per class. Enrichment Class can have 24 students with 3 teachers.

Can I visit my child’s class? How do I contact my child’s teacher?

Parents are our partners in the education of their children. Parents are always welcome to email their child’s teacher to set up a time to connect. Teachers are available to connect with parents through email, phone, or conferences. Parents with the current immunization are allowed to help inside the classroom.

Do you provide snacks and lunch?

We provide a morning snack for all students. Students who stay all day will need a lunch and afternoon snack provided by the parents. 

Do you have daycare before and/or after school?

Yes, the daycare is open before school at 7:30 am and after school until 6:00 pm. Our daycare is open only on days that the school is in session, and it is only available for St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool students.
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