Children of the World Preschool | UMCM Suncoast

Children of the World Preschool

Serving Refugee and Immigrant Children since 1988

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. 


Accreditations and Affiliations

  • NAC (National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Program)
  • Gold Seal Quality of Care, Department of Children and Families Child Care Services
  • Certified Voluntary Prekindergarten Program

For more information, please call (727) 526-0017 or email


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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