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, we are celebrating our 25th year of service to our parish and community this year.  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 all of our efforts, as we seek to provide the best possible early childhood program for children ages 2-5.  As a nationally accredited (NAEYC) educational program, 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 continually seek ways to improve our early childhood program. Our preschool children are more than well-prepared for their educational and spiritual journey as they leave St. Jerome ECC.  We continue to hold each one in prayer. We are humbled and honored to have been 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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Registration now in progress for the 2016-2017 School Year!

Please click here for 2016-2017 School Year Application forms.  The school year begins in August 2016.


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!


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Summer 2016 PDF Print E-mail

St. Jerome Early Childhood Center will be offering a Summer Program for six weeks from June 14th through July 21st.  Children may attend as many weeks as interested. Summer Program registration packets are now available in the ECC office and on our website.  Look to the left under Forms for Registration Forms!

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

Our 2015-16 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.

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 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, Dance by Starstruck Studio and Soccer!!  Please click the links below for further information and registration or call our office at (727) 596-9491.


Spanish for Little Ones

Dance by Starstruck studio

Young Ones Yoga

scholastic order online PDF Print E-mail

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



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.