St. Jerome Early Childhood Center Website
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St. Jerome Early Childhood Center is a ministry of St. Jerome Catholic Church and is part of the Schools and Centers of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Our Catholic ECC provides an atmosphere in which the Gospel message is proclaimed; the Community of Christ is experienced; Service to our sisters and brothers is the norm; and thanksgiving to and Worship of our God is cultivated.



Our preschool is centrally located between Seminole, Largo, Indian Rocks Beach and Reddington Beach.


Hours of Operation are 7:30am to 5:30pm

 Accredited by NAEYC’s
National Academy of Early
Childhood Programs


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Space Available!

Applications for the 2014-15 are now available.  Please click here to access that menu or come by the office.


Hours for 2014-15 are 7:30a-5:30p


Space Available for our 2, 3 and 4 VPK classess
Full and part time 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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Survey for next year's needs PDF Print E-mail

Please click here to fill out the Survey for your 2015-2016 school needs. 

To meet the growing needs of families in our community, we ask for your assistance in completing this survey. In 2013 we expanded our hours of operation to 7:30a-5:30p providing more options for families. Your response to the questions noted below will greatly assist us in future planning, for the 2015-16 school year. In January, St. Jerome ECC will send home registration information for  the upcoming school year. Registration for our current students and siblings will take place beginning January 27th. For PLANNING PURPOSES we are asking you to fill out the information below so that we will be able to provide programs that best suit the needs of the families we serve.

Newsletters PDF Print E-mail

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

School Supply and Donation list PDF Print E-mail

Please click here for the Family Supply Donation list.  Also, please remember each child should have a backpack or bag to carry items to and from school.  Please be sure the backpack is large enough to fit the communication folder, crafts and lunch box if staying for extended day.  The standard size for regular school will usually accomodate their needs.  The smaller size backpacks are harder to manage.

scholastic order online PDF Print E-mail

Order Scholastic online!  Click below to access the Scholastic website.  Our school code will automatically be selected.



2014-15 hours and fees PDF Print E-mail

Morning care begins at 7:30am and afternoon care goes until 5:30pm!  Please click here for the 2014-15 Core program tuition and Extended Day Fee schedule.

special report PDF Print E-mail

We believe in Catholic Schools!  Please click here to read a special report published by the Diocese of St. Petersburg regarding our area Catholic schools.

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 one of our ECC classrooms.  Caregivers and their pre-school children (4 and under), who are not already in school 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 detail information including meeting dates and times.

Enrichment Programs PDF Print E-mail

We are happy to expand our program to include enrichment programs.  We are offering Spanish, Yoga, Little Techs and Soccer!!  Please click the following for detail information or call our office at (727) 596-9491


Enrichment Flier

Family Handbook PDF Print E-mail

Our 2014-15 Family Handbook is available to view online and print. Please click here to open.

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.

2014-2015 Calendar PDF Print E-mail

The 2014-2015 school calendar is available online! Please click here to access the calendar.

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.