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Early Learning

St. Matthew

About St. Matthew

405 Pastern Trail, Waterloo, Ontario, N2K 3V6
519-885-0512,

Opened in 1995, this school-based centre is located in the Lexington neighbourhood of north-east Waterloo and offers toddler, preschool and school-age programs. This centre is conveniently located in the St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School. 

Centre Details:
Hours of Operation: 6:30am - 6:00pm
Ages Served: 18 months to 12 years

Tours and Availability:
Please call or email the Supervisor, Patti Gear, or Assistant Supervisor, Marianne Butler, to arrange a tour or to inquire about availability.

Registration

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Gallery

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St. Matthew Learning Stories

We love sharing all the learning that is taking place in our programs. Every program at our centre shares a new story each month, so be sure to check back often! You can also email and print each story to share with friends and family. 

School-age 2 students were showing a lot of interest in totem poles and inuksuks while they were doing a craft one day. They stacked rocks outside and were having conversations about scuptures when we decided to do a project on Indigenous cultures. We started by making two totem poles. They children used acrylic paint and painted pop bottles that were sterilized before use. Each child was given their own bottle to create a character that is represented on a totem pole. They then used felt fabric to design the features of their character.

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Toddler

One of the main goals in our toddler room is supporting the children as they learn how the world aro...

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Preschool

For our insect project, the children showed an interested in learning about caterpillars and butterf...

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Jr. Camp

The children in the Junior Camp showed great interest in using their craft bags and coming up with b...

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Sr. Camp

As we move near the end of summer camp, the Sr. Campers have been working hard to wrap-up their Art ...

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Toddler

This month, the toddlers have been exploring the water feature in the sandbox of our natural playgr...

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Preschool

The children in the preschool room engaged in a name puzzle game that consisted of a piece paper w...

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St. Matthews Projects

Projects evolve based on the children's interests, where our educators act as co-learners. Projects are documented in three phases; generating ideas by making a plan, implementing the plan and reflecting on the learning.

School-age 2 Completed: April 2021 RECEs: Rukmanie Objectives: To further explore the children’s interest of the indi...

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School-age 3 Completed: April 2021 RECEs: Kelsey W. Objectives: To further explore the children’s interest in horses ...

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Toddler Completed: June 2019 RECEs: Heather, Joanne and Nadine Objectives: To further explore the children’s interest...

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School-age 1 Completed: June 2017 RECEs: Courtney and Josephine Objectives: To further explore the children’s interes...

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School-age 2 Completed: Spring 2017 RECEs: Rukmanie Objectives: To further explore the children's interest of their o...

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Toddler Completed: April 2017 RECEs: Becca, Heather, and Joanne Objectives: To expand on our current knowledge of fis...

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