Early Learning Center

St. Matthew’s Early Learning Center (ELC) is part of the St. Matthew’s Catholic School: The ELC is an extension of St. Matthew's K-8 education program and offers St. Matthew’s young children and their families an opportunity to acquire the academic skills necessary to be successful in Kindergarten. We have many different options to choose from. Contact ELC Director, Mrs. Andrea Hanson at 756-6807 or email her at hanson@stmattsaints.org for more information.

St. Matthew's ELC Mission Statement: St. Matthew’s Early Learning Center is dedicated to creating a strong foundation that will provide each child the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development necessary to become faith-filled, compassionate, and courageous leaders

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Certified Teachers

  • Small student/teacher ratio

  • Educational and enriching activities

  • Bible stories 

About Mrs. Hanson:

 

Superpower: Director of Chaos

Favorite Saint: St. Rose of Lima

Fun Fact: Has so many family members she hasn't even met them all

Likes: Making children feel at home in the ELC

Meet Our ELC Director,
Mrs. Andrea Hanson

Meet Our ELC Staff:

Mrs. April Dimeo
4/5 St. Matthew's Class
Teacher

About Mrs. Dimeo

Superpower: Always having energy (on little sleep)

Favorite Saint: St. Michael the Archangel

Fun Fact: Won a "rap contest" and danced with Sir-Mix-A-Lot on stage

Likes: Cooking, baking and COFFEE!

Mrs. Megan Walker
3/4 St. John Paul
Teacher 

About Megan

Superpower: Multitiasking

Favorite Saint: St. Florian

Fun Fact: Has superhuman kid ears- she can hear everything they say

Likes: Kayaking, spending time with her kids, and helping others

Mrs. Sherry Stockham
4/5 St. Helena Class Teacher

About Mrs. Stockham

Superpower: Seeing the best in everyone

Favorite Saint: St.Teresa because she loves Jesus

Fun Fact: Been on 3 Mission trips to Thailand

Likes: Sunsets

Mrs. Chaela Manning
4/5 St. Teresa of Calcutta Teacher 

About Mrs. Manning

Superpower: Multitiasking

Favorite Saint: St. Florian

Fun Fact: Has superhuman kid ears- she can hear everything they say

Likes: Kayaking, spending time with her kids, and helping others

Mrs. Cynthia Christianson
2/3 St. Nicholas Class
Teacher 

About Cynthia

Superpower: Maintaining sanity under pressure

Favorite Saint: St. Francis

Fun Fact: Danced for 18 years (classic ballet)

Likes: Loves to swim, hike and dance

Meet Our After School Care Staff:

 Ms. Makynzie Torgerson
After School Care Coordinator

About Ms. Torgerson

 

Superpower: Loving everyone for who they are

Favorite Saint: St. Nicholas

Fun Fact: Has been to 15 states

Likes: Football and being with family

 Ms. Kelly Murphy
After School Care Teacher

About Ms. Murphy

 

Superpower: Ready, Willing and Able

Favorite Saint: St. Jude

Fun Fact: her nickname is "mamadawg"

Likes: Golden Retrievers and double nonfat lattes

Hours of Operation: The Early Learning Center ("ELC") is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 12 months a year! 

 

The ELC is closed on the following holidays: * Labor Day * Thanksgiving Break * Christmas Break * President’s Day * Good Friday * Easter Monday * Spring Break * Memorial Day * Independence Day * Also closed one week prior to the school year starting. * The ELC will close whenever St. Matthew’s School closes for "snow days" or any other days determined by St. Matthew's School and School District#5 (These dates are subject to change)  Also, please note:  St. Matthew’s Early Learning Center does not have a separate drop-in program. 

Contact Us:

(406) 752-6303

office@stmattsaints.org

602 South Main
Kalispell, MT 59901

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