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8320 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34653

(727) 376-2330
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May 29, 2014
St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood School is wonderful. My daughter went there for Pre-K and she had a great experience. The education they receive as well as the loving environment is the best you can ask for. I loved how she came home and told me everything she did - writing, painting/drawing, centers, songs, prayers and most of all learning about God. They had a different "job" each week and she couldn't wait to tell me what her "job" was for the week. The teachers are all loving, caring and nurturing. I was amazed at how much she learned this past year. I couldn't believe how well her writing improved from the beginning of the year compared to the end of the year. Also, she was reading by the end of year! I feel my daughter is well prepared for Kindergarten. This is the perfect school to send your child.

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September 10, 2013
St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood Center is the best preschool in the New Port Richey area. I have had two children attend previously and both of their kindergarten teachers were very vocal about how well prepared they were, emotionally and academically. I have one child still there, and love the atmosphere and loving environment I drop off to everyday. I would highly recommend this pre-school!

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June 11, 2013
Miss Holly is above and beyond what I ever could have asked for as a teacher for my son. She is a bright, animated and passionate person who puts in an incredible amount of effort and time to ensure that her classroom is a warm, welcoming space full of various creative and challenging areas for the children to explore and discover. She is continuously exposing them to their environment and the natural world around them. She structures the children's day so that they experience learning as fun and invigorating and also have enough free time to play and interact with one another. It is because of her influence that my son has developed a love of learning, exploring and an open and curious mind. Miss Holly is incredibly loving and supportive person. She has mastered the delicate balance of love and firmness that lets her students know they are loved but also expected to behave within her guidelines. Just as she adores and respects them, they adore and respect her. In addition to letters and numbers, Miss Holly has taught my son invaluable life skills about respect for his fellow classmates, empathy, patience and communication.

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February 07, 2013
This school far surpassed my expectations! My daughter has Ms. Kelly for VPK and she is the sweetest, funnest preschool teacher I've ever met. She is calm and caring, yet also so fun and playful. My daughter had never been to daycare or preschool before this year and was very overly attached to me. The staff at this school made the transition effortless. My daughter never once cried in those early weeks. She feels safe and trusts the staff. I feel so grateful that she is getting such a great education from kind teachers, saying prayers, and interacting from children from other nice, religious families. Can't say enough good!

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March 12, 2012
I feel so blessed to send my son to this school. He loves school !!!! They do such fun things everyday, but are LEARNING the whole step of the way. My older daughter went to their VPK program, and WE LOVED IT! Miss Carolyn, one of the VPK teachers has been at the school for many years, and my daughter just loved her, and was above standards when she arrived in Kindergarten. I feel safe sending my children to this school. My kids learn about our faith, academics and fun....I highly recommend this school

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March 12, 2012
This is an amazing preschool. Both my girls attended and had wonderful experiences. From the moment you walk thru the gates you feel love and warmth. The staff is wonderful, loving, and kind. I highly recommend St. Thomas Aquinas ECC.

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March 12, 2012
All three of my children have gone to St. Thomas ECC since they were two years old. This really is the best preschool in the area! The teachers are more then qualified & the administration is top notch. They truly care about my children and our family. They have such a loving, comfortable & safe learning environment. My kids love coming to school every day, eager to learn and play with their friends. And were more then prepared for kindergarten socially & academically. I am so thankful for finding such a wonderful school and honored to be a part of the St. Thomas Ecc family for over 8 years.

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March 09, 2012
I have been very pleased with the education both of my children of received at St. Thomas. The staff are very caring and provide an excellent example to our children in both faith and love for one another. My oldest child left the school and arrived in Kindergarden ready and above grade level. I have another child currently in St. Thomas and I know when she leaves the school she will be ready for Kindergarden as well. All of the teachers at St. Thomas are highly qualified and the teachers are actual teachers with teaching degrees. I love the atmosphere of St. Thomas. I feel that it is important that children learn through playing rather than through the use of workbooks. They have the next 13+ years of their lives to do "traditional" learning. I would never choose a different preschool for my children. Thank you St. Thomas for everything you do!

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February 08, 2012
I would not recommend this school for the VPK program. It seems more like a daycare than a school. Can not tell you one thing my child has learned this year EXCEPT for social skills.

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January 15, 2012
Very condescending to parents. They need to find better trained staff that knows the difference between asd ,adhd and just normal behaviors instead of diagnosing our kids.

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August 14, 2011
My older son attended STAECC and loved every second of it. The Director, Miss Cindy, Pam and all the staff are awesome. My younger son will be attending also! Reccomend to anyone looking for a top notch school in NPR.

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July 18, 2011
Our daughter loves her school, teachers and friends. The teachers really care about each child. Our daughter was made to feel so special. It is such a loving environment. I know when I bring her to school she is in good hands and she is safe. I am so glad we chose STAECC for our child. We are looking forward to start VPK in a few weeks.

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July 15, 2011
After carefully considering many of the local preschools around, we choose to enroll our son at St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood Center. That was two years ago, and we are so glad we made the decision to do so. He has loved his experiences for the past two years, and is well prepared for kindergarten. His sister entered the threes class last year and is very excited to start the VPK program this year. All of the teachers go above and beyond the call of duty.

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July 12, 2011
Both of our boys "graduated" from STAECC. We loved everything about it from the caring teachers and staff, clean classrooms and fun learning environment to the extra large playground. We will miss everyone there!

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July 12, 2011
This is a special place. If you are looking for an extroadinary experience for your child, then St. Thomas Aquinas ECC is the school you have been searching for! My son attended for two years and left with a fierce love of learning, strong social skills, great confidence and the tools he needed to excel in Kindergarten. The teachers here are passionate about what they do and what they believe in-and it shows. We are forever blessed & enriched by, and grateful for, our experience here.

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July 11, 2011
This is a great school for children to grow and learn!!!! We are on our 6th year there and have been very impressed with the quality of learning our children have received.

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July 10, 2011
We love STAECC. The staff is caring and wonderful. My two daughters have loved going there. The teachers are all experienced and truly love their careers. There are many parent and family activities which help build relationships with other families. We could not be happier with our choice in preschools.

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no rating September 11, 2008
Both of my sons attended - awesome school, awesome staff, love it and would recommend it to anyone!!

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September 03, 2008
My 3 children have all attended STAECC. Like many parents I had never let my child or children stay with anyone outside the family. When it came time to take my oldest Julia to preschool we chose St. Thomas Aquinas on a friends recommendation. We quickly fell in love with the staff and could tell how kind and caring they were with the children. My youngest has now started the 2 year old program and he loves going. Ms. Cindy the director is in the classrooms helping out and we know our 'baby' is safe with someone who is like a member of the family.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood
8320 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, FL  34653
(727) 376-2330
Last modified St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood is a Private school that serves grade PK
St. Thomas Aquinas Early Childhood Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top