Early Childhood Center

2244 1st Ave N.E
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Director: Carrie Helgeson
Phone : 319-363-9309
St. Matthew School
Principal: Joe Wolf
Phone: 319-362-3021



09-26-17 Picture Day

10-02-17 No School/ECC Open

10-30-17 No School/ECC Open

11-22-17 No School/ECC Open

11-23-17 Happy Thanksgiving

ECC Closed

11-24-17 ECC Closed

12-01-17 No School/ECC Open

12-22-17 No School/ECC Open

12-25-17 Merry Christmas

ECC Closed

12-26-17 ECC Closed

What’s NEW?


Fire Safety Week

Thank you to Fire Station 7 for coming down and talking to the children! The children really enjoyed being able to look at the Fire Truck! ... Continue Reading Fire Safety Week

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Fun Fridays!

Kaj O'Mara joined us for the KCRG Weather Academy! ... Continue Reading Fun Fridays!


Canning Pumpkins

Our 4 year olds have been hard at working canning pumpkins. Each of the children will get to take home a fresh jar of pumpkin when they are finished. ... Continue Reading Canning Pumpkins

Director’s Welcome


We’re Glad You’re Here

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find it informative and easy to use. St. Matthew Early Childhood Center’s mission is to provide a Christian environment in which each child can grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, and intellectually through age-appropriate activities. We are committed, in collaboration with families, to enhance each child’s character development and… Continue Reading We’re Glad You’re Here