Pound Ridge

Community Church

Lunch Clubs
and Enrichment Classes

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Our Curriculum

For: 3-5 Year old Children

Lunch Club

For Pound Ridge Community Church Nursery School 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.

Pound Ridge Course Offerings and Weekly Schedule

 

Mondays

Science and Nature

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.

Tuesdays

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 olds 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:

  • Andy Warhol
  • Jackson Pollack
  • Henri Matisse
  • Picasso
  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Claude Monet
  • Paul Klee
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Tuesdays

Kindergarten Readiness (for 4’s only)

This class is for our 4-year-old friends only. Our Kindergarten readiness class offers a focused activity just for 4’s.  Each class will focus on a theme with quality literature, a coordinated activity that could include: a game, a craft or an art experience.  We will cover the alphabet, counting and number recognition from 1-20 and lots of 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.

Wednesdays

NEW Little Passports

Little Passports is a geography-based adventure class designed to inspire young travelers to learn more about the world. A package will arrive from a different country each week. It will include cool activities about different cultures and major landmarks, art, coins, animals, souvenirs, stickers, photos and a letter from our friends Sam and Sofia.  We will teach the love of travel without ever leaving the classroom. The class will give children exposure to Cultural Landmarks, Music, Animals, Food, Art, Natural Wonders, Continents and Oceans, World Coins, Celebrations, Habitats and Transportation. We will receive mail from Global Explorer pals: Sam and Sofia and their dog Toby. These characters will travel the globe each week and visit other states and different countries. Little Passports is your child’s ticket to an exciting global adventure. We hope to inspire a love and understanding of the world as your child learns about a country’s geography, history, culture, and language in a fun and memorable way.

Thursdays

Tinkering and Engineering with Literature

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.

Fridays

NEW Messy Math

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, symmetry, angles, sorting, measurement, shape, and patterns. On nice weather days, we will use our outdoor space to create and to explore. We will take math concepts outdoors and apply them in a playful and challenging way to look at math through nature in a 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. The activities work well for children working together of different ages. Most importantly we will make Math FUN!

Schedule, Calendar & Rates

 

 

Pound Ridge’s Schedule

Lunch Club Times

Three-Year-Old Class: 11:30-12:30
Four-Year-Old Class: 11:45-12:45

For Pound Ridge Community Church Nursery School Students only: Extend your child’s day with an extra hour to have lunch & socialize with friends.

Enrichment Times Classes

3’s attend 11:30-2:00 pm
4’s attend 11:45-2:00 pm

Calendar for Community Church School 2019-2020

October 2-First day of Lunch Clubs/Enrichment

OCTOBER

1-Rosh Hashanah

8-Apple Orchard Trip

9-Yom Kippur

14–Columbus Day

NOVEMBER

11-Veteran’s Day

26-Harvest Celebration

27-29-Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER

19-Holiday Sing Along

20-31-Holiday Break

JANUARY

1-3-New Year’s Day

20-Martin Luther King Day

31-Parent/Teacher conferences

FEBRUARY

17-21-Winter Break

MARCH

13-Teacher Planning Day

APRIL

6-10-Spring Break

MAY

14-End of Year Show/Picnic

*TBA-Ward Pound Ridge Trip

22-Memorial Day Weekend

25-Memorial Day

Last Day of Enrichment Classes: May 21, 2020

 

We follow Bedford Central School District and Pound Ridge Community Church Play School for Snow Day Closings-If PRCCS closes we are closed.

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Pricing and Registration

 

Rates:

1 day  $385.00 per session

2 days $770.00 per session

3 days  $1,155.00 per session

4 days per week: $1540.00 per session

5 days per week: $1,925.00 per session

 

Community Church Schools Students only extra hour: $18.00 per day $180 per session

Bedford Learning @

Pound Ridge Community Church 
3 Pound Ridge Road
Pound Ridge, NY 10576

 

Susan Ross Teacher/Director

[email protected]

During School Hours: 914-774-2182

After School Hours: 914-242-2024

 

Bedford Learning @Pound Ridge Community Church Playschool

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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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