St. Jerome Early Childhood Center Website
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Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in St. Jerome Early Childhood Center.  Established in 1990, St. Jerome ECC has been blessed to serve the families of our parish and surrounding communities. God has been so good to us!  We have been blessed with faith-filled dedicated teachers and staff. Our families are involved and supportive of our efforts, as we seek to provide the best possible early childhood program for children ages 2-5.  As the only nationally accredited (NAEYC) Catholic educational program in Pinellas County, the environment we provide is one of the highest quality, as we serve the needs of the whole child – physically, socially, emotionally, academically and most importantly, spiritually.  First and foremost, St. Jerome ECC is a Catholic school, one where the presence of Christ is known in our words and in our actions. 


I have had the pleasure of serving as the school’s administrator since 1993.  I have worked side by side with staff and families to improve our early childhood program. Our preschool children are more than well-prepared for their educational and spiritual journey when they leave St. Jerome ECC for kindergarten.  We continue to hold each one in prayer. We are humbled and honored to have been chosen as their first step out into the world. We know that God will be with them on their journey and we ask for God’s blessing as we continue our work in His Name.  


Sincerely in Christ, 



Denise Roach, Administrator 

St. Jerome Early Childhood Center 


Full and Half Day options available

 Accredited by NAEYC’s
National Academy of Early
Childhood Programs

 Our preschool is centrally located between Seminole, Largo,

Indian Rocks Beach and Reddington Beach.

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Application Forms available for the the 2017-2018 School Year!

Please click here for NEW School year that starts August 2017 (2017-2018) School Year Application forms.

 Please see office for help with forms if you are interested in starting with us now, in the current school year.

Full and Half Day options available



Tours are available during any office hours.  We are excited to show you all the school has to offer!


 Contact us anytime at 727-596-9491 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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Catholic Schools Week 2017 PDF Print E-mail

Please join us for the many activities during this exciting week at St. Jerome's Early Childhood Center.  We will be attending mass together and invite the children to sing, we'll have a Grandparents Breakfast, Donuts with Dad, Pajama Day, a concert with Jack Hartmann and more!  Please click here for specific details.

2015-2016 Family Survey Results PDF Print E-mail

We're happy to share with you the results of our last school year Family Survey.


Please click here for the Survey Questions


Please click here for the response report and percentages

Mommy and Me PDF Print E-mail

Our popular 'Mommy and Me' (or daddy, grandma, grandpa, nanny, etc) play group will now meet on Fridays in our playgroup room.  Caregivers and their pre-school children (4 and under) will be welcome to explore and enjoy all our center has to offer.

Each week, we will continue to offer a story, a craft, and a song option with one of our ECC Staff members on hand to facilitate. Make use of our environment and materials and spend some quality time with your child/ren while making new friends in a safe and controlled environment.

Please click here for meeting dates!

Enrichment Programs PDF Print E-mail

We are happy to expand our program to include enrichment programs.  We offer Spanish, Little Techs and Soccer this 2016-2017 school year!!  Please call the school office for details (727) 596-9491.


Can you sponsor a student? PDF Print E-mail

Are you interested in sponsoring a student?  Tuition ranges from $2,500 to $4,000 a year for various programs.  Your sponsorship can send a child to our center that wouldn't usually be able to attend.  Please call the ECC office for details.  (727) 596-9491.

Child Restraint PDF Print E-mail

Child restraint laws have changed!  Please click here to read the new laws as of January 2015.

Newsletters PDF Print E-mail

Our monthly newsletters are now available on our website.  Please click here for the newsletter page.  Happy reading!

Family Handbook PDF Print E-mail

Please click here to access the 2016-2017 Family Handbook.

Prayer for Catholic Schools PDF Print E-mail
Families and visitors are asked to keep our Catholic schools in their prayers throughout the year.  Click here to view the Prayer for Catholic Schools.