Toddler Bridge

  
Welcome to St. Matthew's Toddler Bridge!
 

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! 

 

To enroll in classes for the 2017-2018 school year, please email Grey McIntosh.

gmcintosh@stmatthewsschool.com

 Classes during the 2017-2018 school year are held from 12:40 to 2:40pm in the St. Matthew's Preschool.

 

 

Signups for the 2018-2019 school will open in April.

Classes during the 2018-2019 school year will be held from 1:20 to 3:20pm in the St. Matthew’s Preschool. Parents may register their toddler for two to five days per week. 

 

2018-2019 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 2018-2019 school year. 

 

2018-2019 Bridge Birthdate Cutoffs

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Boys   2015
2016 January Start  
Girls   2015
2016 January Start  
 
Boys born in June, 2015 through January, 2016 and girls born in September, 2015 through April, 2016 are eligible to begin in September, 2018. 
Boys born in February, 2016 through May, 2016 and girls born in May, 2016 through August, 2016 are eligible to begin in January, 2019. 

 

 

Tuition for 2018-2019 

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

 


2018-2019 Dates to Remember:

  • April, 2018: Registration opens for the 2018-2019 school year. 
  • September, 2018: Parent Orientation for all families beginning in 2018-19 (September and January starters)
  • September, 2018: Classes begin for Monday, Wednesday, Friday Program
  • September, 2018: Classes begin for Tuesday and Thursday Program
  • January, 2019: 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.