Early Childhood Center

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

Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 1st – 5th
- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3rd
- Symphony Kids for our Exploration 2, Adventure, and Travel Rooms

May 5th
- AK-5th Grade – No School

May 7th
- St. Matthews Day at the Kernels

May 15th
- Daytime Dancers Dance Recital in Kearn Hall @ 6:00pm

May 19th
- AK-5th Grade – Early Dismissal Rainbow Day!

May 24th
- Last day of Preschool

May 29th
- ECC Closed in observance of Memorial Day

May 30th
- 1st Day of Summer Care

July 4th
- ECC Closed

What’s NEW?

Bounce House

Thank you H&H Fun Rides for the Bounce House over Christmas Break. We all enjoyed the new obstacle course and races.


PTO Fundraiser – Kernels Tickets

A fun time for all – summer and baseball! We are selling 4 packs of Kernels tickets with $10 from each sale back to the ECC PTO. Sign up until Monday, April 18th at the ECC front desk!

Kaj_St_Matthews_ECC_Cedar_Rapids 1

Fun Fridays!

Kaj O’Mara joined us on Friday, April 1st for the KCRG Weather Academy!

Parish Ministry Booklet

Our new parish ministry booklet is a complete. Here is a list of ways to get involved in our Church, School and Community. Attached is the Ministry Booklet. Here is the link to the parish website where you can download a copy of the ministry sign up sheet: http://www.stmatthewcr.org/parish/2015/10/13/ministry-booklet-sign-up-sheet/ Please fill out the sign up [...]


Our 4 year olds have been hard at working canning pumpkins. Each of these children in 4A will get to take home a fresh jar of pumpkin when they are finished.

Director’s Welcome


My name is Becky Rasmussen. 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 [...]