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




30: No School/ ECC Closed- Good Friday


2: No School- Easter Monday

13: No School- Inservice Day


18: Rainbow Day

25: Last Day of School- Early Dismissal

28: ECC Closed: Memorial Day

29-31: Potential Snow Make Up Days

What’s NEW?

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Mardi Gras 2018

St. Matthew ECC Mardi Gras 2018 art project.  Each flower has the fingerprint of our children Infant- 3 Year Olds.  All the names of our staff and ... Continue Reading Mardi Gras 2018


Green Bean Challenge

We helped raised over 1,000 cans for the Salvation Army Christmas Food Box Program!  Thank you to everyone who brought in cans of green beans!   ... Continue Reading Green Bean Challenge


School Age Nativity Scene

The school-age program did not have school on December 1st, so they worked on making a Nativity scene. They used all recycled materials to build ... Continue Reading School Age Nativity Scene

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