E N R I C H M E N T S (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

The Enrichment Program provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours. We offer exciting activities which stimulate children to be healthier and happier including construction, art activities, science exploration, cooking "around the world" among others. Enrichment Programs take place on our school facilities utilizing age-appropriate materials and equipment for students. 

 

SCHEDULE

MON
  • Books Alive

  • St. Andrew's STEM Lab

  • Wee Little Arts

  • Broadway Bound

TUE
  • Alphabet Adventures

  • Creating Clever Contraptions

WED
  • Let's Make Music

  • Get Ready to Read

THU
  • Fairy Tale Fun

  • Cooking Creations Around the World

FRI
  • Soccer Standouts

  • Math Rocks

  • Road Trip Across the USA

Alphabet Adventures

Have fun with your friends in this Letter of the Week program that will use literature, crafts, science and sensory activities to help your child learn the alphabet and its sounds. Along the way on our adventure we will learn about a variety of topics that begin with our Letter of the Week. F is for FUN! All new letters will be covered this semester.

  • 2-1/2's & 3's classes

Broadway Bound

This enrichment will be an introduction to Musical Theater. One number from a musical will be chosen for the semester. From that song/musical, we will learn about all aspects of making a show, including costuming, sets and props, lights, sound, choreography and direction. The class will design and create in each of those departments as we learn. The goal would be a final showing of their creation of the number, including a Playbill!

  • 4’s, 5’s & Kindergarten classes

Creating Clever Contraptions

For those who love to create and build. We will use all kinds of materials and our imagination to build unique one of a kind creations. This enrichment will encourage team work, problem solving and fine motor skills. We will unleash the engineer/designer in our learners as they get ready to create clever contraptions. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is where it’s at…for both boys and girls! We will be engineering all new projects this semester.

  • 4's, 5's & Kindergarten classes

Fairy Tale Fun

Let’s go back in time…we will immerse your child in classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes that many, many generations grew up loving. We will read, retell, make crafts and play games as we explore lots of material from this important genre.

  • 2-1/2's & 3's classes

Get Ready to Read

Does your child pick up a book and turn the pages in the right direction? Do they write the few letters they know on every piece of paper they can find? Do they make up silly rhyming words as you’re driving in the car? They’re getting ready to read! These are some of the pre-reading skills we will build on in this class for those students interested in reading and writing. We will play games that build their understanding of how letters and words work. This class is based on individualized instruction so the first semester is not a prerequisite. Let's get ready to read!

  • 4’s, 5’s & Kindergarten classes

Let's Make Music

Join us as we explore the world of music! We will be learning about instruments and even making some of our own. Each week we will be listening to different types of music from all over the world. We will be learning songs and chants to improve vocabulary and language skills. We will get up and dance to improve balance and learn about rhythm. Let’s dance it out and have some fun!

  • 2-1/2's & 3's classes

Soccer Standouts

The soccer program by United Soccer Academy is available for both boys and girls. Our goal is to introduce your child to the basics of Soccer through non-stop ACTION and FUN in a NON-COMPETITIVE age-appropriate environment! The weekly 45-minute class will teach the basics of soccer, such as dribbling, control of the ball, no hands, and much more. Fun games and activities will be played to help learn and enjoy the game of soccer.

  • 2-1/2's, 3's, 4’s, 5’s & Kindergarten classes

St. Andrew's STEM Lab

Want to explore how electricity works? Why rainbows appear? How airplanes fly? Explore principles like density, buoyancy, air pressure, energy, chemical reactions, phases of matter and so much more, in fun and challenging ways. The STEM lab will encourage STEM habits of mind by asking questions each week and observing, investigating and testing to find the answers using Science, Technology, Engineering and Math principles. We will explore all new topics this semester

  • 4’s, 5’s & Kindergarten classes

Books Alive

Each week we will read a different children's book and bring it to life, through crafts, songs, dancing costuming and play acting. Fine and gross motor skills will be practiced in the process. New books will be covered this semester.

  • 2-1/2's & 3's classes

Cooking Creations Around the World

You don't have to pack your bags for these adventures! Food is the one thing that connects people globally. We may not all speak the same language throughout the world but we all have food in common. In each class, we will virtually travel to a different country each week, and will prepare kid-friendly recipes native to that country. We will also learn about our destination and its culture through literature and non-fiction selections. We will travel to 14 new countries this semester.

  • 4's, 5's & Kindergarten classes

Math Rocks

In this enrichment, children will begin to discover the world of shapes and numbers. We will begin to lay the foundation for later math learning through poems, stories, songs, games and art. Children will have hands-on exploration of shapes, patterns, counting and beginning addition and subtraction, as well as money. Our budding mathematicians will also learn to work together to discover all the amazing ways math is in the world around us.

  • 4's, 5's & Kindergarten classes

Road Trip Across the USA

On this very special road trip, we will travel to some of America’s 50 states. We will find each state on our map and learn lots of facts about each one we visit. We will also learn about some of America’s most famous landmarks while traveling on our journey. We will be traveling to all new states this semester.

  • 4’s, 5’s & Kindergarten classes

Wee Little Arts

Students will focus on drawing, while they study the world around them as they learn new techniques and concepts.  Applying the elements of design which we have been studying to drawing, students will use a variety of media, while both continuing to foster their imagination and learning from the masters.

  • 4’s, 5’s & Kindergarten classes

St. Andrew's Preschool & Kindergarten • 419 South Street, New Providence, NJ 07974 • (908) 464-4878