Bedford

St. Matthew's Church

Lunch Clubs and Enrichment Classes

Registration

Our Curriculum

For: 3-5 Year old Children

Lunch Club

For St. Matthew’s Church Students only: Extend your child’s day with an extra hour to have lunch & socialize with friends.

Afternoon Enrichment Classes

Our preschool Enrichment Classes provide children with a lunch period to share with friends, a class with a specialist and time with friends in a classroom setting. Our enrichment program is designed to stimulate the mind and spark the imagination with hands-on, exciting educational activities using familiar centers, play and work areas.   We offer classes in a variety of subject areas. In order to encourage a child’s curiosity, we will explore new ideas and interesting concepts. We provide opportunities in a social setting for children to broaden their knowledge base and increase their understanding of the world around them. Opportunities for both individualized learning and large group experiences occur naturally in this multi-age setting. The wide range of activities will nourish self-confidence, concentration, cooperation and respect for others.

We offer classes in a variety of subject areas. In order to encourage a child’s curiosity, we will explore new ideas and interesting concepts. We provide opportunities in a social setting for children to broaden their knowledge base and increase their understanding of the world around them. Opportunities for both individualized learning and large group experiences occur naturally in this multi-age setting. The wide range of activities will nourish self-confidence, concentration, cooperation, and respect for others. Our preschool activities inspire a lifelong sense of wonder.

Bedford Course Offerings and Weekly Schedule

 

Mondays

Pre-K Readiness

We offer a variety of developmentally appropriate learning activities. Our Pre-K readiness class offers a variety of focused activities. We will reinforce concepts and work on developing skills: fine and gross motor, language and vocabulary. Each class will focus on a theme with quality literature, a coordinated activity that could include: a game, or an art experience.  We will develop emerging literacy skills: the alphabet, counting and number recognition from 1-20, and journal writing activities. We will begin to work on reading readiness skills, small motor and pre-writing skills and early mathematical concepts with our preschoolers! The children will be provided with a packet each week to promote interest in writing, letters and numbers. A binder of their work will go home at the end of the year.

Tuesdays

Great Indoor Fun and Sports With Coach Chris
Coach Chris is certified in all core sports. The children will be taught the fundamentals of each sport through age-appropriate drills with an emphasis on fun. The program consists of Soccer, T-ball, Baseball, Basketball and movement/agility drills. Each week, he will introduce a different sport with the intent of playing simulated games. The goal each week is to introduce various drills every 5-7 minutes to build CONFIDENCE. Coach Chris will build on the previous week, throughout the program. As a result, you will notice the improvement in your child’s balance, coordination, independence, confidence and agility. Coach Chris encourages as much participation as possible from the children and as a result the class is a great means for each child to exercise, strengthen their core, improve their eye/hand coordination and develop their arm strength as well. Classes held both indoors and out.

Wednesdays

Tinkering With Stem

Our young children need even more opportunities to play, explore, and learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is our belief that early exposure and getting kids excited about STEM, will help prepare them for future life challenges. What do young children have in common with scientists and engineers? They all “tinker”- taking things apart, putting things together, figuring out how things work, and using tools to build and create. When faced with a problem, they ask questions, make plans, work together, test their ideas, solve problems, and share their creations with others.

Building on children’s natural inclinations we will present children with engineering challenges they can’t resist and plunges them into figuring out solutions using science, math, and engineering concepts. Many of the problems will come from classic and modern children’s picture books. We will use everyday materials and STEM concepts to design and build solutions to problems faced by characters in their favorite books. We will build bridge to help the “Three Billy Goats” to cross, we will create and rebuild a chair for Baby Bear that Goldilocks can not break. Each design challenge is designed to spark a genuine love for tinkering, making and engineering.

Thursdays

Nature Explorers and Super Science

Our Nature program we seek to foster an appreciation for and love of nature by inviting children to explore the world around them through hands-on, outdoor, experiential learning. In so doing we hope to inspire the young people of today to become environmentally responsible and conscientious citizens of tomorrow. Children learn in a variety of settings, indoor and out, and spend much of their time behind eyepieces of binoculars, running behind a butterfly net and crawling on their hands and knees with eyes peeled on the ground.

Some experiences include painting a “pet rock” building a nest, and keeping a nature journal. “The Little Scientists” program is designed to inspire your child to enter the world of exploration and discovery. Hands-on experiments will comprise the bulk of this part of the program. These experiences will help them to explore, understand, and appreciate the world around them. Explorations in color mixing, “erupting” a volcano, and magnets will be some of the activities. The program will introduce the children to the world that exists just outside their range of vision.

Fridays

Art Smarts
Art is easy and fun for preschoolers. We will explore new ways to use shapes and colors to enhance drawing and painting. Children learn the fundamentals of art — color, line, shape, form and texture — by painting and drawing, making collages, fashioning three-dimensional objects out of clay, and talking about their work 3 and 4 year old’s recognize patterns, learn about primary colors, and discover how to mix two colors to make a third. Vocabularies expand to include words such as “texture,” “relief,” and “overlapping.” By creating art and looking at it, children gain an understanding of composition, balance, and symmetry. We will learn about different mediums or a famous artist each week and create our own masterpieces. Some projects will be group work, for example: murals, large collages and poster-size art. Young artists will create works of art from found objects and natural materials. Some of the artists that we will explore are Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollack, Henri Matisse, Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Klee.

Schedule, Calendar & Rates

 

 

Bedford’s Schedule

October 1, 2021-May 20, 2022
3 sessions per year.

Lunch Club Times   

11:45-12:45

For St Matthew’s Nursery School Students only: Extend your child’s day with an extra hour to have lunch & socialize with friends.

Enrichment Times   

11:45-2:15

Calendar for St. Matthew’s School 2021-2022

Pricing and Registration

 

Rates:

1 day per week: $395.00 per session

2 days per week: $790.00 per session

3 days per week: $1,185.00 per session

4 days per week: $1,580.00 per session

5 days per week: $1,975.00 per session

 

For St Matthew’s Nursery School Students only: Extend your child’s day with an extra hour to have lunch & socialize with friends. $20.00 per day $200 per session.

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St. Matthew’s Church
382 Cantitoe Street
Bedford, NY 10506

 

Susan Ross Teacher/Director

[email protected]

During School Hours: 914-774-2182

After School Hours: 914-242-2024

 

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Susan Ross Teacher/Director

[email protected]

During School Hours: 914-774-2182

After School Hours: 914-242-2024

 

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