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

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

 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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Now registering for the 2015-2016 school year!

Please click here to access the 2015-2016 application/re-enrollment menu  for the 2015-2016 school year starting in August 2015.

We will having our annual summer program in June and July with after care available.  Please click here for summer program information.


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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Open House 2015-2016 PDF Print E-mail


All children will have their own special time to meet their teachers and visit their classrooms at our Annual Open House.  This will also be the first day of school for the 4-year-old classes for VPK attendance. (Four year olds MUST attend a portion of this day.) Parents are asked to follow the time frames below to bring your child to Open House.  Room assignments will be posted as of Parent Orientation.  Your Welcome Packet will indicate your child’s class assignment.  Classroom assignments are final, as we remind all parents that we do not allow teacher requests or requests for certain children to be placed together.

Child Restraint PDF Print E-mail

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

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

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.

Family Orientation Night PDF Print E-mail


Parents of all children enrolled in St. Jerome ECC, new and returning families, are required to attend this important meeting.  Parent Orientation is held in the Education Building Auditorium.  Both parents are encouraged to attend, if possible.  Parents are asked to sign in as you enter the building and pick up your Welcome Packet.  Please bring a copy of the Family Handbook as well.  Click here to access.

Employment Opportunities 2015-2016 PDF Print E-mail

St. Jerome Early Childhood Center Employment Opportunities: 

St. Jerome Early Childhood Center is seeking faith-filled, qualified educators for the 2015-16 school year.    We are currently seeking an Extended Care Teacher for approximately 25 hours per week.  Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of interest to Denise Roach, Administrator, St. Jerome Early Childhood Center @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive an application packet. EOE.

Please click here for the Extended Care Teacher description.

Please click here for the Teacher description.

Please click here for the Assistant Teacher description.

Please click here for Employment Qualifications.

Please click here for the application cover letter.

Please click here for Employment Application.

Please click here for the Non-teacher Employment Application.



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 2015-2016 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.



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.

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