St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Nursery School Classes

2 ½-Year-Old Class

Child must be 2½ by September 1st

2 days a week – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Tuesday, Thursday

3 days a week – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

This class of up to eight children, taught with lots of tender, loving care, contains an emphasis on socialization through games, songs, art, and play. All classes participate in music, gym class and chapel with the Rector.


3-Year-Old Class

Child must be 3 by September 1st

2 days a week – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday

3 days a week – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

This class of up to 12 children includes teaching the recognition of shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. Many experiences with nature, science, and children’s literature will be combined with lots of indoor and outdoor play. Classes participate in music, gym class, and chapel with the Rector.


4-Year-Old Class

Child must be 4 by September 1st

3 days a week – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

4 days a week – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday through Thursday

This class is limited to 15 children. The curriculum includes early story writing, simple mathematics, recognition of and printing of letters and numbers along with of arts, crafts, music, and stories. Classes participate in gym class, library, chapel with the Rector, and music.


Pre-Kindergarten Class

Child must be 4 by September 1st

5 days a week – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday through Friday

This class is limited to 15 children. The curriculum includes early story writing, simple mathematics, recognition of and printing of letters and numbers along with of arts, crafts, music, and stories. Classes participate in gym class, library, chapel with the Rector, and music.

The Special classes your child will take part in

Gym Class

Gym class is held twice a month for all classes in the preschool. Gym is taught by Mrs. Kim Gehlhaus, a certified health and physical education teacher. During each thirty minute gym class children are working on gross motor skills as well as learning to enjoy sports and physical activity.

Music Class

Music is taught by Mrs. Martha Reynolds and is held once a week for all classes in the preschool.  During Music children learn seasonal songs with movements as well as chants and finger plays.

Chapel

Chapel is held once a month for all children in the school. Children gather in the church with the Rector, Dave Robinson. During Chapel Father Dave plays his guitar and sings songs. He also tells the children a short story and illustrates the story on a whiteboard. Chapel lasts approximately twenty minutes.

Library

Library is held once a week for children in our four year old and pre- kindergarten classes. Each child receives a library card in September and checks out a book weekly. A parent volunteer than reads a story to the classes.

 

We also offer Enrichment Classes for your 3 year old, 4 year old and/or Pre-K student.  More information about our enrichment classes can be found on our Enrichment Class Page