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Now hiring

The ELC is growing and we have need for new teachers and substitutes!  We are hiring self-motivated individuals to help support the teacher and guide our students in play and learning.  Interacting with children, helping them make safe choices, and providing opportunities for them to become independent are priorities of the position. Other duties will include, but are not limited to: reading stories, painting, helping maintain a clean center.  Must be [at least] 18 years old and willing to complete required training and TB test. Hours are negotiable. We are looking for morning and afternoon teachers to work with ages 3-12 years old.  If interested please contact Melissa at 233-1220.  

 

All About Us

We at St. Matthew Early Learning Center provide an age appropriate education to support the whole child to grow spiritually, academically and emotionally.

 

 St. Matthew Early Learning Center is part of the mission of St. Matthew Catholic Church and to the community in which it lives. It is licensed by the Kansas State Department of Health and Environment and is administered by the Director, the Pastor of St. Matthew, and the St. Matthew Early Learning Council. 

 

PRE-K RED ROOM


Ms. Viginia is our Pre-K lead teacher.  This is her third year at our ELC, before this she was a para for the Kindergarden class.  She has been in the early education field for 20 years!

 

Mrs. Lucy is our Pre-K assistant teacher.  This is her second year here at St. Matthew ELC.  Before this she has worked as a para for 501 and an early childhood educator for 7 years.

 

PRESCHOOL ORANGE ROOM


Mrs. Kelsie is our lead teacher in the orange room.  She joined the ELC this last summer and loved it so much she stayed for the school year.  Kelsie has been in the early education field for 10 years now.

Mrs. Lien is our assistant teacher in the orange room.  She has a degree in human services and family studies.  This is her first time working in a classroom.

 

After School Program


Ms. Clara is leading the white room with the younger grade school students.  She has been here at the ELC for 2 years now.  She has had the opportunity to work with each age group.  She is going to school at Washburn University and is earning a degree in Biology.

Ms. Alicia is leading the green room with the older grade school students.  She began her career in early childhood in August of 2016.  She is working on her degree in Kinesiology at Washburn Unversity.

 

Director

Mrs. Melissa is the director of the ELC.  Melissa began her early childhood career in 1997 at St. Matthew and has had the opportunity to teach in a variety of settings.  Before becoming the director in July of 2016 she was the director of a preschool for 5 years.  

 

 

ELC Director


Melissa Meinhardt
Early Learning Center Director
elc@saintmatthews.org
233-1220 ext. 234