300 58th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 | Phone: 727-381-4900 | info@cbistpete.org

Pauline Rivkind Early Childhood Education Center

Mission Statement | Philosophy | 2017-2018 Registration Forms | Meet the PRECEC Staff

Pauline Rivkind Preschool Direct Line: 727.302.9668

The Pauline Rivkind Early Childhood Education Center has been serving families in the community since 1958, and is now open to children ages 2 months old through VPK. We have flexible scheduling to meet the needs of working parents.  We are open year round from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (4:30 on Fridays).

Our Mission Statement

The Pauline Rivkind Early Childhood Education Center is dedicated to providing an outstanding childhood program which emphasizes Jewish life and values in a caring, developmentally appropriate, and stimulating environment. Partnering with our families, our goal is to provide our students with a strong academic and social foundation that encourages a life-long love of learning.

We believe:

  • In educating the whole child by nurturing a child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
  • In fostering independence and creativity, and appreciating each child’s individual needs and talents.
  • Preschool is a time for children and their families to strengthen their connection to Judaism and its traditions.
  • Preschool is when children form friendships that last a lifetime.


The Pauline Rivkind Early Childhood Education Center program is committed to offering a safe, caring, and stimulating environment in which children can explore and learn by experiencing creative hands-on and age appropriate activities presented by qualified professional staff. The curriculum is carefully designed to coincide with stages in all areas of children’s development: physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and creative. Our program is also dedicated to enriching children’s experiences in Jewish heritage. Jewish learning is enhanced as children experience Jewish traditions and special Shabbat and holiday celebrations.

Children are encouraged to develop their minds and bodies through creative play in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. Pauline Rivkind Preschool welcomes families of all faiths and ethnic origins to the program.

Our teachers offer many opportunities for children to practice physical skills, to learn problem solving, to gain knowledge of their environment, and to practice interacting effectively with others. We help stimulate a child’s natural curiosity so he/she will develop a lifetime love of learning.

It is our goal to establish an organized facility with open communication between the administration, staff, and parents,  in support of a positive environment for all. Parents are an important part of children’s learning experiences; we are partners in the education and care of our children.

2017-2018 Registration Forms

Pricing Sheet

Calendar for 2017-2018

Meet the PRECEC Staff

Ruth A.: Lead Preschool Educator, TIC, AA Early Childhood Education, Pursuant of BA, 8YE

Arlene B.: Lead Float/Substitute, PHD Education, MBA/HRM, BA Behavioral Science, VPK Credential, Directors Credential, 35YE

Alisha B.: Co-Educator Toddlers, Pursuant of CDA and National Administrative Credential, 6YE

Jessica H.: Co-Educator Infant, CDA, Director’s Credential, 14YE

Monica H.: Co-Educator Infant, BA Spanish/International Studies, pursuant of BS Dietetics, 3YE

Dahee J.: Lead Preschool Educator, BA English Literature, Mathnasium specialist, Pursuant of CDA 10YE

Judith L.: Lead Float/Substitute, CDA, pursuant of AA, 26YE

Kathy N.: Lead Preschool Educator, Pursuant of AA Early Childhood Education, 7YE

Samira R.: Wrap Care & After Care Specialist, National CDA, Occupational Therapist, 6YE


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