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. ​​

About Us


     St. Matthew's United Methodist Nursery School and Kindergarten has been an important resource for young families in the Bowie area since 1965. Developed as a community outreach ministry, church members created a program to "enrich the emotional, social, physical and intellectual lives of young children." St. Matthew's EEC welcomes children, families, and staff of all races, religions, national and ethnic origins, sexual orientation and disabilities. 
     In 1989, St. Matthew's added child care to its preschool classes and became St. Matthew's United Methodist Early Education Center. Today, our dedicated and caring staff have the great joy of serving over 220 enthusiastic children and families. Together, we form a warm and welcoming community of learners.


   We believe that PLAY is the work of young children. Through play, children hone their skills of communication & language, coordination, creativity, problem-solving, planning, self-confidence and socialization. Teachers guide students and support them with an intentional selection of activities and individual attention. In this safe and encouraging atmosphere, our students feel free to EXPLORE their curiosity, and ultimately, they SOAR as students and friends!
The St. Matthew's Way!


In a recent Family Feedback Survey, parents identified our top five characteristics as:
  1. Caring and nurturing teachers
  2. Enriching curriculum
  3. Tuition is reasonable
  4. Safe & secure environment
  5. Diverse student body
But don't take our word for it ........ listen to your friends! They have voted us the
"Best Learning Center in Bowie"