Welcome to St. Matthew's Preschool

Our loving and experienced teachers have a long track record of providing engaging and enriching learning experiences for our students. With a strong understanding of developmental needs of preschool age children, we teach children in small groups, using center-play to deliver theme-based lessons.   

The St. Matthew's Preschool is a South Carolina Licensed Childcare Program. We participate in the Spartanburg County Quality Counts rating system, continuing to provide the highest levels of care. Our teachers are carefully screened for training, experience, character, most of all love.

Barbara Coleman, Preschool Director,

license: 22808



If you don't see what you need here, we would be happy to hear from you. Reach out to Barbara Coleman, bcoleman@stmatthewsepiscopal.org.

  • AGES 3 & 4

    Space available for children who are 3 - 4 years old on/or before September 1st.    


    We currently have a waiting list. Please contact Barbara Colemanbcoleman@stmatthewsepiscopal.org, with your child's name, date of birth, and program time of interest.

    Click here to find out more about First Steps 4K eligibility.

    Use the QR code to find us in the First Steps website.

  • Enrollment Form - Please print, complete and return.

    Child's Health Form 2900 - Please print, complete and return.


    Waiting List for Enrollment - Please contact Barbara Coleman.

  • Click here to download the Snack Menu

  • Monthly_Themes_and_Character_Traits_2023-2024.pdf

    Click here to download or VIEW the Monthly Themes & Character Traits

    Monthly Themes and Character Traits 


    August 15 – Character Trait: respect

    Welcome Week

    Week -22 Me and My Family

    September–Friendship color–yellow Character trait–respect and friendship

    Week -8/29 Five Senses

    Week - 6 Apples

    Week - 12Fall

    Week - 19 Leaves

    October-Harvest color-orange Character trait- cooperation

    Week – 9/26 Pumpkins

    Week – 3 Community Helpers/Fire Safety

    Week - 10 Transportation

    Week - 17 Book Character Days

    Week – 10/24 Sharing and Harvest

    November-Thanksgiving color-brown Character trait- gratitude

    Week – 10/31 Nocturnal Animals

    Week – 7 “Horn of Plenty” (abundance and nourishment)

    Week - 14 Giving Thanks, Thanksgiving

    Week – 21 Thanksgiving  

    December-Holidays color-red Character trait- caring

    Week – 11/28 Gifts of All Kinds/ Holidays Around the World 

    Week - 5 Christmas Songs

    Week – 12 Christmas

    Week - OFF Dec 19-Jan 2

    January-Winter color-white Character trait- perseverance 

    Week – 3 Winter

    Week - 9 Winter Animals

    Week – 17 Dinosaurs

    Week – 23 Construction

    February-Love color-pink Character trait- honesty/trustworthiness 

    Week- 1/30 Presidents, Dental Health Month

    Week- 6 Favorite Books/Literacy Unit

    Week- 13 Love/Valentines

    Week- 20 Rhymes

    March-Spring color-green Character trait- responsibility

    Week- 2/27 Dr. Seuss

    Week- 6 Weather

    Week- 13 Spring

    Week- 20 Insects, Bees and Butterflies  

    Week- 27 Flowers and Plants

    April-Animals color-purple Character trait- fairness

    Week- 3 - 7 Spring Break Week  

    Week- 10 Pets and Animals

    Week- 17 Farm/Zoo

    Week- 24 Animal Habitats

    May- Graduation color-blue Character trait- courage

    Week- 1 Mothers

    Week- 8 Games

    Week- 15 Gardening

    Week- 22 End of the Preschool Year

    Week -May 31 OFF Summer Program begins on June 7th.  Enroll for June and July Summer Sessions.

  • November_news_2023.pdfClick here to download the Family Preschool Newsletter

  • Community and Family Resources and Links 



    This is the local news station where you will find updated information on their station runner in the cases of inclement weather or school delays/closings.


    Find out about things to do in the Upstate and more about this area from Upstate Forever. 


    At Partners for Active Living you can learn more about healthy options and active programs and partnerships with communities in the Upstate. 



    We partner with Quality Counts and are guided to follow higher standards in early childhood education. The focus is to create an environment that strives to engage the children and families and better equip them for a successful future in education. 


    First Steps focuses on children ages birth to 5, with programs to help parents and caregivers. Some programs include: Early Headstart, Imagination Library free book program, Quality Counts, and Family Health.  


    This is the South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care. You will find good information about care, development, health and safety in their “Families” section.  


    This is the Department of Social Services website, providing helpful information and resources for families. 


    This is the South Carolina Child Resource and Referral network. They support families to raise healthy children and provide important information and tips about child development. 

    www.cacsp.org This is the Children’s Advocacy Center. They provide services to children who have been sexually or physically abused. Resources are available to parents, caregivers and educators. 



    This is not only the place to go for your child’s online book orders, but is also a place to resource fun activities for children of all ages!



    Hello Family resources + support for families. Hello Family serves parents and caregivers in Spartanburg with children ages 5 and under. We can help answer questions about your child’s development, offer support and connect you to resources and services.


    Find parenting resources, local free and reduced cost social service programs


    Children's Trust of South Carolina. Providing funding, resources and training to help local program partners build strong families and positive childhoods.



    St. Matthew’s Food Pantry every Wednesday

  • SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERING: school code and info

    Dear Friends,

    With a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 Book (use code: READS).

    Class Order Due Date: 12/01/2022

    Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/MFN6J

    Shop Digital Flyers for Our Grade with Your Child: https://clubs.scholastic.com/prek

    Please share the Class Page link above to extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE Books for our class.

    Thank you for your support!

    Mrs. Coleman

  • Any of the items you might provide is appreciated. Thank you! 

    Clorox wipes

    Lysol spray

    Bleach, regular liquid

    Paper towels


    5 oz paper cups

    3 oz paper cups

    Gallon size zip lock type bags

    Quart size zip lock type bags

    Sandwich sized zip lock type bags

    Wet wipes

    White out correction tape

    Sharpie markers

    Adult scissors

    Scotch tape

    Masking tape

    Packing tape, clear

    Clear Contact paper rolls

    Sticky notes

    Colored tissue paper

    8.5X11 laminating sheets

    Construction paper (colors) 

    Construction paper (white) 

    Finger paint

    Washable markers

    Play dough

    Glue sticks

    Dry erase markers

    Paper Plates, small, colors

    Paper plates regular white


    Old used cell phones

    Dress-up clothes

    Play sand for outdoor sandbox


    Should severe weather or other conditions (snow, storms, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, loss of power or water) prevent us from opening on time or at all, notification to families will be announced via your class Remind App, our Private Facebook page, Local TV stations and their Apps: WSPA (CBS), WYFF (NBC), WHNS (FOX). 

    1 hour delay: opening at 8:30 am

    2 hour delay: opening at 9:30 am

    If bad weather causes us to close early, we will contact you or your emergency contacts as soon as possible. We will allow your child to leave with only those on your release list or your emergency contacts. We expect your prompt attention to any early dismissal. Thank you:)

Employment Inquiries

Please contact Barbara Coleman, Preschool Director, if you are seeking employment. We require six months or more experience in a DSS licensed childcare program, and high school diploma or equivalent. Prefer 1 year experience, ECD 101 Certificate, plus early care and education course work.