ST. PAUL EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER
"The Peaceable Kingdom"
A Message from our Director
Thank you to everyone for your support of our school. We have made many adjustments to our program to ensure the health and safety of the students and teachers.
We have opened a new one-year-old toddler program as of January 2021. Contact Miss Christine for details. The toddler program will offer two, three, or five days a week. Hours will be either 9a to 1p or Wraparound Care from 7:30a to 5:30p.
We are now accepting applications for our first summer VPK program; beginning June 7, with the last day August 2. Hours for VPK will be 7:30a to 3p, Monday through Friday. To qualify for this free, state funded program, students must be entering Kindergarten in the fall. Additionally, students who used the VPK voucher during the school year are not eligible.
VPK and Summer Camp will be closed on July 5 in observance of our Independence Day.
If you are interested in enrollment, please contact Miss Christine at 941-955-6480 or 941-306-7446.
~ Christine Merrill
Our school offers magical learning environments for children ages 18 months through VPK.
We offer a safe and loving Christian environment for your child that focuses not only on preparing children academically for elementary school, but also for life.
Our “Peaceable Kingdom” features a one-of-a-kind peacemaking curriculum to answer today’s headlines of youth responding to their world and to stress with bullying and even violence. It is our hope that graduates of our program will respond with mediation, friendship, tolerance and leadership skills.
Throw in cooking, gardening, amazing teachers, partnerships with parents, and you have a very special place for children!
We are thankful that in 2008 God guided us to create this wonderful program for children and their families. Please give us a call and schedule a tour – we’d love to meet you!
For more information about our school:
Call us @ 941.955.6480
Christine Merrill, Dir. 941-306-7446
Email us @ StPaul-ECLC@verizon.net
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"Our family discusses our highs and lows for the day just about every night at supper. It’s a fun way to get our kids to tell us how their day went. Last night, when it was JB's turn, he immediately said I had no lows and Chapel was my high. He proceeded to tell us all about chapel and that he got to go inside a whale. He was so excited to tell us all about chapel. I think he really enjoys preschool. Thank you (to you and the staff) for taking great care of him."
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wraparound care from
7:30 am to 5:30 pm
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9
VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Four-year-olds)
We've structured our VPK Program to be part of our regular full day kindergarten preparation program. The program is free between the hours of 9:00 am and Noon for families that are "VPK registered" with Sarasota County's Early Learning Coalition. The Wrap is a program that is available to our families in VPK that includes before and/or after care.
VPK Days and Hours
Monday–Friday, 9:00 am to Noon
Lunch Bunch is offered from Noon to1:00 pm
The Wrap is offered from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Part-time Wrap is 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Ratio: One Lead Teacher to ten students with Teacher's Aide available.
Maximum class size: 20 children with two teachers.
Two and Three Year Olds
We have a special classroom for our two's and three's that has been designed with captivating learning materials just for their developmental stages! Two and three year olds may attend our program Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to1:00 pm or choose our part-time Monday, Wednesday, Friday program. Another very exciting and unique learning environment!
Days and Hours
Full-time: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am to1:00 pm
The Wrap is offered from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Ratio: One Lead Teacher, one Assistant Teacher to 15 students.
Maximum class size: 15 children with two teachers.
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (temporarily due to Covid-19)
Mornings can be tough, especially for parents who work outside of the home or parents who need to be on time for a morning appointment, etc. Again in the afternoon, extra care hours may be needed. So we decided that if we were going to open early/close later to help you out, then we were going to really help you out!
Instead of rushing your child to school we offer you The Wrap. This is a calm time of quiet activities led by a teacher, such as story-time, finger painting, and puzzles, filling the time until class begins. The afternoon is also filled with a variety of adventures and fun. So... come on in for a wonderful full day at preschool!
EACH TUESDAY AT 9:30 AM
3rd MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 10:00 AM
Miss Gail Reading Books
EACH THURSDAY AT 10:00 AM
CompuChild Technology Education
Classes cover the “4 Cs” – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity and provide an engaging foundation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)+ Art curriculum. WEBSITE: WWW.COMPUCHILD.COM
We are pleased to offer a variety of programs to enrich your child's experiences. For information on that program ~ call us!