About St. Matthew
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.
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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.Read More...
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.