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
Mrs. Jennifer is our Pre-K teacher. She joined us in September 2018. She bring lots of experience as a childcare center teacher for the last 4 1/2 years. She has also provided childcare in her home and as a co-owner of a childcare center.
Mrs. Marion is our Pre-K teacher. Marion joined us in 2016 as a Preschool teacher. For the last two years she has substituted for us many times! She has a degree in Elementary Education.
PRESCHOOL ORANGE ROOM
Starting this school year our lead teacher is Ms. Marilyn. Ms. Marilyn has taught in a variety of classroom over the last 10 years. She has experience with Toddlers, Preschool and Pre-K and with school age children. She has been a para for a local grade school and been pivotal in helping children with special needs.
Mrs. Karen is our assistant teacher in the Orange room. Mrs. Karen joined us in 2018, after working many years in another industry.
After School Program
Ms. Kelsey joined us 2018 year as our summer camp counselor. This year will be her fourth summer working with school age children and this school year will be her third year working with preschool age children.
Ms. Emily joined our team in August 2018. She is a Washburn University student majoring in Early Childhood Education. She is graduate of St. Matthew grade school and Hayden High School. This will be her first year as a lead teacher in the white room
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. Previously, she was the director of a preschool for five years before joining the St. Matthew ELC as director in July 2016.