For: 3-5 Year old Children
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.
Pound Ridge Course Offerings and Weekly Schedule
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.
Our science 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.
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.
Imaginative Wonders - NEW!
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 3/4-year-old 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. Art is a place where children can create work on paper and learn to trust the ideas that flow from their imagination. Children begin to trust their abilities through the unlimited opportunities that art provides. It is important for children to learn these basic life skills to flourish and succeed. This enrichment class will be based off inspiration from famous artists around the world. The children will be able to take what they learn in a brief circle time and take time to create an Imaginative Wonder.
Shake It Off - New
During our Shake it Off enrichment class, the children will enjoy learning and moving together in this interactive dance/movement session.
The class is filled with familiar and new songs, basic dance concepts, and creative play. Movement, dance, and choreography is a great way to help your child meet different developmental milestones. It improves hand/eye coordination, increases sensory awareness, builds social skills, works on their strength, flexibility, muscle development, and motor and rhythmic skills. This class is designed to build young minds’ music and movement foundations and practice listening and cooperation skills.
Once Upon A Story- New
Our literature program is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the exciting world of children’s literature. Children’s books have long been proven to stimulate, expand and nurture the imagination. Books expose children to a wide variety of characters and experiences and help bring stories to life.
Our little bookworms program encompasses many of the different genres found in children’s literature, varying in theme and focus. Preschool children are acquiring language, learning to listen, and beginning to recognize that written symbols have meaning and are used as a method of communication. Arts and Crafts projects will reflect the literature we read each week. We will use well-chosen storybooks to stretch the story line through play. The use of creative movement, songs, language games, math, and science will help to enhance our stories/themes. This enrichment class will incorporate some aspects from our prior Pre-K Readiness class. Children will also be able to practice their handwriting skills, alphabet, and sentence structure.
Schedule, Calendar & Rates
Pound Ridge’s Schedule
October 2, 2023-May 17, 2024
3 sessions per semester.
Lunch Club Times
Three-Year-Old Class: 11:30-12:30
Four-Year-Old Class: 11:45-12:45
Extend your child’s day with an extra hour to have lunch & socialize with friends.
Lunch Club is For Pound Ridge Community Church Nursery School Students only:
$25.00 per day $250 per session
Enrichment Times Classes
3’s attend 11:30-2:00 pm
4’s attend 11:45-2:00 pm
Pricing and Registration
1 day $395.00 per session
2 days $790.00 per session
3 days $1,185.00 per session
4 days $1,580 per session
5 days $1,975 per session
Bedford Learning @
Pound Ridge Community Church
3 Pound Ridge Road
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
Susan Ross Teacher/Director
During School Hours: 914-774-2182
After School Hours: 914-242-2024