(410) 838-3178

1200 E Churchville Rd Bel Air MD United States 21014


Growing in God's Love

As a ministry of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, we aim to provide excellence in education and to share God's love with young children and their families.


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Committed to Excellence

The preschool at St. Matthew Lutheran Church began in 1972 as a co-operative nursery school with a firm commitment to  helping each student reach their unique potential intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually. After 40 years of service to the community, we remain dedicated to providing excellence in education and faith formation in a safe, nurturing Christian environment. While we have changed the co-op piece of our program, we maintain the strong partnership between the parent and teacher as a top priority. We continue to strive to  provide what is best for children developmentally and academically to best prepare our students for the next stage in their growth. We remain committed to the ideal that “play is the work of childhood” and that is how children learn best.


Winter Events at St. Matthew Preschool

Learning is SNOW much fun!

If your family is looking for a excellent education in a Christian setting for your preschool child, we would love to meet you! St. Matthew Preschool will have an open house on Thursday evening, January 10, from 6:30-8 p.m. At this evening event, you will have the chance to preview our classrooms and meet our teachers.  We will also open our doors on Friday, January 11, from 9:30- 11 a.m. During our morning event, you will be able to see our classrooms in action!  Please let us know if you are coming, by emailing our preschool director, Maryanne Shulman at preschool@smlc.org or calling 410-838-3178. 


We are so excited to have our Dads and Grandpas join us  for a fun morning of learning in our classrooms. It is our chance to show them just what we can do! Challenge Dad to a game, sing songs, conduct an experiment, build a tower, share a special snack, and create some art. Our Dads Days are scheduled for January 28 and 29, 2018. We can't wait!


Special Events

Field Trip to Harman's Farm

Field Trip to Harman's Farm

October 20, 2018

We love our annual trip to Harman's Farm and this year did not disappoint!

Each year we learn about the power of a single seed and what it needs to grow into the delicous fruits and vegetables we enjoy. We had perfect fall weather to enjoy a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin picking, and exploring in the hay maze. We enjoyed a fall treat of cookies and apple cider, as well as being together for this fun fall event. 

Friendship Feast

November 20, 2018

We are grateful for our preschool community! Thanksgiving is a special time to share a meal and celebrate tradition. We love when our families can get together and participate in the fellowship and learning. 

Christmas Program and Party

December 20, 2018

This year our 3s performed a special Nativity play reminding us all of the reason for this beautiful season: Our Lord Jesus Christ.  We enjoyed singing some new Christmas songs and some old favorites. Our 4s performed the Nutcracker for us to enjoy a little Christmas magic. A special time of fellowship followed our program, fun making gingerbread houses, and visiting the train garden. 


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Visitors are always welcome to our school. If there’s anything you’d like to know about our programs and curriculum, please get in touch.

1200 E Churchville Rd Bel Air MD United States 21014

(410) 838-3178