Educating 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 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 is 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 all hold a Mobile County food handlers card, are CPR trained, are required to complete DHR background checks and fingerprinting, and have completed the Archdiocesan Child Protection training program. 


St. Mary School Early Child Development Center is open from 7:15 A.M to 4:30 P.M. We do not allow drop-in students. 

Full-time students are enrolled from 7:15–4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday. 

Part-time students are enrolled from 7:15 A.M. until 12:00 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 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Holidays: November 21–25, 2022
Christmas Holidays: December 19, 2022–January 3, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 16, 2023
Mardi Gras Holidays: February 20–21, 2023
Easter Holidays: April 10–14, 2023
Memorial Day: May 29, 2023


We are pleased to offer Holiday options. These options are NOT included in the monthly tuition rate. An additional rate of $100 per option per student will be charged to your FACTS account. Holiday options are full days only. 

Christmas Holiday: 7am–4:30pm
Option 1: Dec. 19-21, 2022       Option 2: Dec. 27-29, 2022

Easter Holiday Option: 7am–4:30pm
April 11-14, 2023

Summer 2023 Session: 7am–4:30pm
June 5–July 31, 2023

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


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