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. The 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. A wide range of activities will nourish self-confidence, concentration, cooperation & respect for others.

Bedford Course Offerings and Weekly Schedule

 

Mondays

Never Stop Moving 365 - NEW!
Our NeverStopMoving365 signature class “mindfulness movement” practices age and developmentally appropriate gross motor skills such as running, galloping, hoping, balancing, total body strength skills, simultaneously with breathing skills, yoga poses, meditation, visualization and so much more. Our team of youth exercise specialists are educators first and emphasize school readiness concepts such as colors, shapes, numbers and letters throughout our mindfulness movement activities. Kids love to move it with NeverStopMoving365.

Tuesdays

Pre-K Readiness and Messy Math

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.

Wednesdays

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.

Thursdays

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.

Fridays

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.

Schedule, Calendar & Rates

 

 

Bedford’s Schedule

The Enrichment/Lunch Clubs will begin the week of:
October 1, 2022-May 20, 2023
3 sessions per year.

Lunch Club Times   

11:45-12:45 PM
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.

Enrichment Times   

11:45-2:00PM

Pricing and Registration

 

Rates:

1 day: $395.00 per session
2 days: $790.00 session
3 days: $1,185.00 per session
4 days: $1,580.00 per session
5 days: $1,975.00 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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