Toddler Bridge Program

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Toddler Bridge at St. Matthew's!
 

The St. Matthew’s Toddler Bridge Program is for children who will be age-eligible for preschool the following school year. This experience provides a safe and positive bridge from a parent-toddler program to the greater independence of preschool. Bridge classes provide young children the opportunity to build confidence, gain valuable social interaction skills, and cultivate a positive self-image through the support of our experienced teachers. The curriculum includes hands-on experiences including art activities, stories, music, movement, and outdoor play. We encourage families to join the Toddler Bridge Program to supplement, not replace, their Parent-Toddler class! 

 

Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is now open!

Please click here to register.

 

Classes are held from 12:40 to 2:40 p.m. in the St. Matthew’s Preschool. We recognize that young children are best served when participating in a predictable, core program that increases familiarity and comfort. For that reason, parents choose either:

  • Option 1: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Option 2: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Option 3: Monday through Friday

If you would like to look into a combination of days not listed above, please contact Grey McIntosh for availability. 

 

2017-2018 Bridge Program Eligibility 

Our Bridge program is designed for students who will be entering preschool the following Fall. Please use the chart below to identify your child's eligibility for the 2017-2018 school year. 

 

2017-2018 Bridge Birthdate Cutoffs

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Boys   2014 
2015 January Start  
Girls   2014
2015 January Start  
 
Boys born in June, 2014 through January, 2015 and girls born in September, 2014 through April, 2015 are eligible to begin in September, 2017. 
Boys born in February, 2015 through May, 2015 and girls born in May, 2015 through August, 2015 are eligible to begin in January, 2018. 

 

Tuition for 2017-2018 

Tuition is based upon start date and number of classes per week.

Classes per Week September Start January Start
2 afternoons $3,400 $2,400
3 afternoons $4,080 $2,880
4 afternoons $5,440 $3,840
5 afternoons $6,800 $4,800

 


2017-2018 Dates to Remember:

  • Late March 2017: Registration opens for the 2017-2018 school year. 
  • September 7, 2017: Parent Orientation for all families beginning in 2017-18 (September and January starters)
  • September 11, 2017: Classes begin for Monday, Wednesday, Friday Program
  • September 12, 2017: Classes begin for Tuesday and Thursday Program
  • January 3, 2018: New January students begin

 

The Toddler Bridge Program is open to all families whose children meet the age requirements. Classes form on a first-come, first-served basis. 

We encourage you to share information about our program with any friends who may be interested. Thank you for your interest in Toddler Bridge at St. Matthew's!

Inquiries may be directed to:

Grey McIntosh
Early Childhood Coordinator
310.454.1359
gmcintosh@smps.net
 
Dana Berlin
Principal, Preschool through Grade 4

 

 

Parents often ask if participation in Toddler Bridge is a prerequisite for admission to St. Matthew’s Parish School. It is not. The Bridge Program is an auxiliary program of St. Matthew’s and admission to the Parish School is separate and distinct. We encourage parents who are interested in admission to the school to submit an application in the Fall. Further information is available in the Admission section of the school website.