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


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