Early Learning Center

The first years of a child’s educational life are of vital importance to his or her growth and development. Foundations are laid which influence your child’s ability to accept himself/ herself, relate to others and respond positively to their environment. Family relationships provide a young child with the best model for developing attitudes, values and appropriate social behavior. Interaction with other adults and children is extremely important and promotes ways for your child to relate to the world around them.

Early childhood education provides the transition from home to a school atmosphere. Educational research indicates that these early years are crucial for learning and, in fact, form the basis for all future learning.

Our Catholic Programs strive to provide a creative learning environment for your young child. Interaction with other children and adults, in an atmosphere of Christian love and concern, promotes the healthy development of each child. Learning experiences and play activities encourage spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical growth.

We strive to make the preparation for learning creative and fun. We foster and develop each child’s inquisitive nature to prepare your child for a lifetime of learning.


3-Year Old Program
(child must be 3 by August 1st)

As your child prepares to begin their school experience, St. Mary Preschool Program strives to provide a warm and nurturing environment that will:

Monday 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Tuesday 9:00AM to 11:00AM

4-Year Old & Pre-Kindergarten Program
(P-4 child must be 4 by August 1st; P-K child must be 4 by August 1st – suggested that child be 5 by February of upcoming school year)

Curriculum is designed to introduce all areas of the State of Ohio Early Learning Content Standards:

Pre-4: 3 Days a Week

Wednesday 9:00AM to 11:30AM
Thursday 9:00AM to 11:30AM
Friday 9:00AM to 11:30AM

Pre-K: 4 Days a Week

Tuesday 12:45PM to 3:05PM
Wednesday 12:45PM to 3:05PM
Thursday 12:45PM to 3:05PM
Friday 12:45PM to 3:05PM

St. Mary Preschool programs were established in 1990. Our combined staff offers over 38 years of teaching experience. St. Mary Preschool Programs admit children of any race, creed, national or ethnic origin providing space is available. St. Mary Preschool Programs are fully licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Education.

St. Mary Preschool Day Care

One of the added advantages to our Preschool Programs is our in-house Preschool Day Care that is open to all students who are enrolled in any of our Preschool classes.

Day Care Hours of Operation

Preschool Day Care is available to our students Monday through Friday, year-round, including holidays and summer break. Hours of operation are 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. This service can be used on an as-needed basis.

Day Care Program Highlights

St. Mary Catholic School and its Preschool Programs operate under the auspice of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. St. Mary Preschool Programs are licensed to operate under the St. Mary School Charter and the State of Ohio. For more information contact the school office.