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St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus Early Childhood Center

2468 County Road 210 W.

St. Johns, Florida 32259


T: 904.429-7637

F: 904.596-1042



Most Rev. Erik Pohlmeier

Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine


Deacon Scott J. Conway

Superintendent of Schools


Audra R. Smith

Director of Early Learning

Office of the Superintendent 

Safa Lama

St. Therese Director 

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a quality Catholic education while also ensuring respect for self, others, and the environment in a safe and supportive Catholic learning community.

Philosophy Statement


We, the community of St. Therese, promote the growth and education of the whole child - spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical.  We strive to help each student realize their unique gifts and talents and to develop a personal relationship with God.  We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and that their partnership with St. Therese Early Learning Center indicates their commitment to the values of Catholic education.  By encouraging a Christ-centered environment, teachers, students, and the larger community work cooperatively and creatively, creating respect for the individual and the group.  We are committed to provide an atmosphere that fosters active Christians, lifelong learners, effective communicators, and responsible citiizens.

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