RisingOaks
Early Learning

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. 

Virtual Tour

Tours and Availability:
Please call or email the Supervisor, Patti Gear, or Assistant Supervisor, Keri Neeb, 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. 

With the spring season also comes the natural provocations of nature, growth and gardening! The toddler class started their gardening exploration with a bean and pea experiment. Planting beans and peas into a Ziplock baggie allowed the toddlers to observe the growth of the root and stem at each step of growth. Every morning the toddlers take a moment to look at the beans which are hanging in our window and watch the changes taking place. A chart beside our windows helps us to track the growth and progress and allows us to reflect on each stage of the process. 

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Toddler

Inside and outside the toddlers have shown a strong interest in assembling and "cooking" meals and t...

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Preschool

Spring has sprung and with it comes lots of beautiful colourful flowers everywhere, especially dande...

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School-age 1

Spring has sprung and with it comes lots of beautiful colourful flowers everywhere, especially dande...

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School-age 2

Our School-age 2 children made flowers with coffee filters for their moms to celebrate Mother’s Day....

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School-age 3

The month of May School-age 3 have been working on homemade picture frames for their moms. This idea...

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Toddler

With the spring season also comes the natural provocations of nature, growth and gardening! The todd...

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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: May 2023 RECEs: Rukmanie Objectives: The school-age group 2 children set out to explore and d...

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Toddler Completed: March 2023 RECEs: Brittany, Heather, Jamie, Eli Objectives: The toddlers set out to explore the wo...

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School-age 3 Completed: March 2023 RECEs: Jung (ECF) and Kelsey Objectives: The school age children had the ongoing o...

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School-age 1 Completed: February 2023 RECEs: Keri and Josephine Objectives: The school-age children had the ongoing o...

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School-age 3 Completed: April 2022 RECEs: Kelsey Objectives: This Winter Olympics project served as a ...

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Toddler Completed: April 2022 RECEs: Brittany, Heather and Jamie Objectives: To gain knowledge about the roles and re...

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