For: 3-5 Year old Children
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
Never Stop Moving 365
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.
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 letter 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. An alphabet book of their work will go home at the end of the year.
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.
This class will utilize Lego’s/Duplo’s, Magna tiles, wooden blocks, Keva blocks, Playstix, and more! Our building program hopes to inspire the inventors and innovators of the next generation.
The world is a mathematical place. Math helps make sense of the world in which we live and understand the order and certainty as well as random events and their chances of happening. Everywhere there are angles, shapes, moving objects, patterns to behold, numbers to count and investigations to be undertaken. We will explore size, quantity, symbols, language, measurement, shape, and patterns.
On nice weather days we will use our outdoor space to create and to explore. We will look at nature and math in a challenging and wondrous way. We will provide lots of ideas, suggestions, tools, and activities to help children become mathematical thinkers and problem solvers who are confident and skilled in using and exploring mathematical concepts.
Schedule, Calendar & Rates
October 2, 2023 -May 17, 2024
3 sessions per year.
Lunch Club Times
For St Matthew’s Nursery School Students only: Extend your child’s day with an extra hour to have lunch & socialize with friends.
$250 per session.
Pricing and Registration
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
Bedford Learning @
St. Matthew’s Church
382 Cantitoe Street
Bedford, NY 10506
Susan Ross Teacher/Director
During School Hours: 914-774-2182
After School Hours: 914-242-2024