Children of the World Preschool | UMCM Suncoast

Children of the World Preschool

Serving Refugee and Immigrant Children since 1988

Located at Hope Lutheran Church
1801 62nd Ave North
St Petersburg FL 33702
Phone: (727) 526-0017
FAX: (727) 827-7962
Center Director: Cristina Costa
License #C010377

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 development, creative play, music, art and outside play.  The main objective of the program is to prepare the children for kindergarten readiness.

Family members have access to life skills development through the Families Learning Together Literacy Program which includes English (ESOL) classes, civics classes and citizenship test preparation. 


Your gifts of time, talent and treasure help ensure that Children of the World Preschool continutes to meet the specific needs of  our community. 

UMCM proudly recognizes the support of JWB!


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