Education Students from 6 weeks old through the 8th Grade

About Early "C"

St. Mary Catholic School Early Child Development Center

The St. Mary Catholic School community is excited to welcome the addition of an Early Learning Development Center to support the needs of students from six weeks of age to preschool readiness at our Seton Center campus. St. Mary Catholic School believes that every child is made in the image and likeness of God and that every child can and will learn. To best support the specific needs of students at The Early Learning Development Center, a curriculum in compliance with Archdiocesan and NAEYC recommendations and standards will be implemented.

The mission of St. Mary Catholic School promises to provide an environment where Jesus’ message of love meets the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of their students. We are excited to expand our mission to serve students from six weeks old through the eighth grade in a continued effort to make Mary proud.

Staff members will all hold a Mobile County food handlers card, will be CPR trained, will be required to complete DHR background checks and fingerprinting, and will complete the Archdiocesan Child Protection training program. 

Hours of Operation 

St. Mary School Early Child Development Center is open from 7:15 A.M to 4:00 P.M. We do not allow drop-in students. 

Full-time students are enrolled from 7:15- 4:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday. 

Part-time students are enrolled from 7:15 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. 

Extended Child Care

From 4:00-5:30 P.M, an extended child care option is available for an additional fee. We do not allow drop-in students. 

A $1.00 a minute late fee will be charged for pick-ups past 5:30 P.M. 


The St. Mary School Early Child Development Center follows the archdiocesan calendar adopted and followed by St. Mary Catholic School. The Early Child Development Center will be closed for operation on the following days:

Labor Day- September 6, 2021

Thanksgiving Holidays- November 24-26, 2021

Christmas Holidays- December 17, 2021- January 3, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- January 17, 2022

Mardi Gras Holidays February 28, 2022, and March 1, 2022

Easter Holidays April 15-22, 2022

Memorial Day- May 30, 2022

Holiday Session

During the Christmas, Easter, and Summer holidays, St. Mary School Early Development Center will offer an extended child care option, if there is an intent from families to attend. The holiday hours will follow the normal operating hours of the school year. 

Please note, this service is NOT included in the monthly tuition rate. The additional tuition amount will be:

$150- Christmas break session- only full days (December 20th-23rd and December 27th-31st )

$150- spring break session- only full days (April 18th-22nd)

** If you will be requiring holiday session care- you must indicate this upon enrollment, in the registration documents!  payment for these sessions are due the first day of each session, no drop-ins or discounts- $150 flat fee

Summer 2022 Session 

Beginning May 20, 2022, until July 30, 2022, The St. Mary School Early Learning Development Center will offer an additional session for childcare. 

Summer tuition rates will follow the normal tuition rates of the school year.