Read with LoveAbout ECC

The Light of Christ Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a Catholic School offering both full and half day programs for children age 2 to 5 years. We are committed to providing a developmentally appropriate program that encourages the spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, and emotional areas of total child growth. The faculty and staff of the Early Childhood Center, assisted by supportive community and family members, seek to ensure an accepting, safe, secure, Christian environment where children are free to learn and grow.

The Early Childhood Center, supported by Light of Christ Catholic Church, is a licensed facility under Pinellas County License Board, and also is part of the Diocese of St. Petersburg’s Office of Catholic Schools and Centers. Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

The Early Childhood Center is now a participating center for the Voluntary Pre-K Program. If your child was four on or before September 1, 2013 you qualify for state subsidized tuition for three hours per day. For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Center office at 442-4797.


Our Goals

  • To create an atmosphere where spiritual values are taught and developed.
  • To encourage the unique qualities of each child and to be sensitive to his/her needs.
  • To create a caring and nurturing atmosphere that fosters creativity and a positive self-image.
  • To maintain a stimulating and positive learning environment which encourages successful early childhood experiences and academic accomplishments.
  • To provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that strives to meet the individual needs of children.
  • To provide a physical environment that is safe, clean, healthy and child oriented.
  • To cultivate in each child an understanding of and respect for others, including those who are different in race, creed, culture, social status, or with mental or physical differences.
  • To develop physical coordination and skills.
  • To provide a multitude of hands-on activities designed to encourage the child’s understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts.
  • To develop the child’s understanding of receptive and expressive language
  • To assist the children in exploring, discovering, and respecting the world around them and to encourage a sensitivity toward all living creatures.
  • To broaden each child’s knowledge of his/her community.
  • To support teachers with training, resources, and the freedom to create a unique learning experience for children.
  • To create an atmosphere of mutual respect between parents and teachers and support frequent communication to ensure a quality program for each child.


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