St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

25 years offering Nursery School

This year the Nursery School will open on Monday, September 11, 2017 and it will be the 25th anniversary year! Twenty five years ago Evelyn Randolph began the nursery school with morning classes and it quickly grew in demand to offer afternoon sessions, lunch bunch and a phenomenal enrichment program. The success of the school is due in large part to the solid foundation that Evelyn laid and the talented and dedicated staff that work with the children. Many of the staff that Evelyn hired are still working in the school today, which is a testament to the school and the support it receives from the Church.

The 2 ½ year old classes begin with a visiting day in which mom or dad comes to school with their child and stays to play and visit with the teacher and aide. The 3 year old classes begin with a short session in which half of the children in the class come by themselves for an hour and then the other half of the class comes for an hour by themselves.  The 4-year old and Pre-K classes begin with regular full day. By the second day of school, almost all of the children are settled in and happy and ready for lots of fun!

This year the nursery school welcomes a new 2 ½ year old teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Duffy and a new four year old teacher Mrs. Alexandra Arnold. Both ladies will be wonderful additions to our staff this year!

The Nursery School children will again be participating in Chapel with Father Dave, Music with Mrs. Martha Reynolds and Gym with Mrs. Kim Gehlhaus. They will enjoy many programs that visit the school- the Horsham Fire Company, Horsham Police Department, Whale Watch, and a traveling farm. The 3 and 4 year old classes will visit several different places in the community for field trips. Enrichment classes are held weekly for children in the 4 year old classes and include: Mathemagic, Science, Book and Cook, Kreative Kids, and Reading Writing and Fun. The 3 year old classes can participate in Move and Groove, a culturally themed music and movement class, as well as Sensational Art.

Over the summer much work was completed throughout the building and I cannot thank Father Dave and the Vestry enough for their continued support of the Nursery School.  There are still a few openings in classes, if you have friends or family looking for a nursery school. Please call or e-mail the school with any questions at 215.646.4466 or nurseryschool@verizon.net.  ~ Jackie Anderson