Welcome to Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool
The Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool is an integral part of the mission and ministry of the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. Established in 1979 as an early education outreach to children with special needs, Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool continues to stand true to this mission, as well as serving every child with excellence.
Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool supports the learning, social, relational and spiritual needs of children in a part-day Christian fully inclusive early childhood program. Typically developing children, their developmentally challenged peers, and families are supported with individualized assessment and learning through play. Employing the highest standards of quality and best practices in early childhood education, Palma Ceia seeks to model a compassionate, joyful and playful learning community for all enrolled children.
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Our facilities include spacious classrooms for one year olds, two year olds, three year olds and four year olds. We also have a beautiful fenced in playground for our children’s safety. Tours of the program are given monthly by the director or assistant director. For information and to be placed on the next tour, please email Pia Martin, or call her at (813) 251-6492.
We use a combined curricular approach at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool. We have developed an integrated schoolwide curriculum which employs our curriculum and assessment framework: PreschoolFirst. Also integrated into our curriculum is an emphasis on the fine and expressive arts, participation in worship experiences, the project approach and the use of children’s interests in planning activities. We use the Florida State Early Learning Standards which are embedded in PreschoolFirst and help us to be sure children are ready for more formal schooling. We are also influenced by the Reggio Emilia, Italy model.
For the one and two year old classes, we use the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, by Teaching Strategies Inc., also a well respected curriculum for this age range. Their learning goals are arranged in four areas,
1. To learn about self and others (social emotional development)
2. To learn about moving (physical development)
3. To learn about the world (cognitive development)
4. To learn about communicating (language development)
Please click here to view our school calendar.
For further information, contact Nancy Little, the Director of The Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool at (813) 251-6492 or Doreen Altieri, the Assistant Director of The Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool.
A waiting list form can be downloaded, completed and mailed in with a check to PCPC preschool 3501 San Jose Tampa, Fl. 33629. Please click here to download the waiting list form.
License: CTA 430547
Playing to Learn, New York Time article
Seeing Children’s Lively Minds at Work
Palma Ceia Preschool and University Partner
Agency of Workforce Innovations
VPK Educational Standards