St. Matthew's 
Early Education Center

St. Matthew's EEC is an accredited preschool and kindergarten for ages 2 - 5
with year-round child care and a summer enrichment program for grades 1 - 3. 

The EEC Community 
The EEC Community is also a part of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church. While we do not participate in worship services, our teachers, students and families contribute to several church missions. In the last few years, EEC families have given food to the Bowie Interfaith Food Bank, filled Christmas stockings for children whose parents are incarcerated, and purchased sweatshirts for disadvantaged children in Prince George's County. We are very proud of the the generosity of our families!

St. Matthew's UMC also encourages EEC families to attend their functions throughout the year. EEC student's love the church's trunk-or-treat Halloween festival, vacation Bible school, Easter egg hunt and family movie nights.

Together, St. Matthew's United Methodist Church and the Early Education  Center have created an inclusive community of learners, givers, and doers!
 
Educating children takes a village, so the daily involvment of our families is an essential factor in our success. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, babysitters, nannies and friends participate in a variety of community opportunities. We call on active members of our community to govern on our school board, assist with fundraising and act as room parents. Parents also share special talents such as photography, music, and art. Other parents provide special snacks and classroom treats. We thrive on the energies and talents of those around us!
play, explore, soar!