Children of the World Preschool

UMCM's Children of the World Preschool

A Preschool Serving Refugee and Immigrant Children since 1988

Located at Hope Lutheran Church
1801 62nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg 33702
(727) 526-0017
f: (727) 827-7962

Preschool Director: Alicia Gomez
License #C010377

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Accreditations and Affiliations

  •    Nac (National Accreditation Commission of Early Care and Education)
  •    Gold Seal Quality of Care, Department of Children and Families Child Care Services
  •    CCC (Coordinated Childcare of Pinellas County)
  •    Certified Voluntary Prekindergarten Program


About the Preschool

This unique preschool is designed specifically to enable the children of recent immigrants and refugees to learn the English language, develop social skills and learn American culture through the use of Creative Curriculum.  Currently, children enrolled in the school represent families from 18 different countries. The curriculum was intentionally created to remain responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.

The average school day consists of circle time, literacy skill development, math skill Preschool3development, creative play, music, art and outside play.  The main objective of all curriculum and activities is school (kindergarten) readiness for each child.

Special activities include holiday parties and observances, field trips, guest speakers and interactive story-times.

Family members have access to life skills development through UMCM's Families Learning Together Literacy Program, including English (ESOL) classes, civics classes and citizenship test preparation.Preschool2


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UMCM is grateful to have Children of the World Preschool funded by JWB! JWB

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