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Recreation > Enrichment Classes

Fundamentals for 4 Year Olds

Kids will be taught fundamentals and skills to get ready for Kindergarten. A great way to prepare or brush up on knowledge needed to succeed.

Activities will include…

Seasonal Curriculum, Stories, Songs, & Crafts

Readiness Skills taught…

Letters, Numbers, Sequencing, Scissor Use, Tracing & much more!

Ages 4-6 welcome!

(Max 10 kids, Masks must be worn)

*Child must be 4 by 10/01/2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11am

Monthly enrollment

Runs Nov 3rd - Nov 24th

Tamblyn Field Civic Center, 30 Woodland Ave

Rutherford Residents Only - Social Distancing will be Observed

Cost $150


Music, Songs, & Dance!

Come and get your groove on!

Children will be engaging in a variety of movement activities using bean bags, scarves, hula-hoops, ect…

We will be singing lots of familiar songs and playing individual, sterilized, Covid-safe musical instruments.

For Ages 4 & 5

(Max 10 kids, Masks must be worn)

Tuesdays, 11:30 - 12:30pm

Runs Nov 3rd - Dec 29th

Tamblyn Field Civic Center, 30 Woodland Ave

Rutherford Residents Only - Social Distancing will be observed

Cost: $150


S. T. E. M. Program for Preschoolers

We ask, imagine, plan, create, test, improve, & communicate!

Children will be exploring the world of science & technology through hands on projects.

Simple age-appropriate concepts will be discussed while being applied to basic experiments.

Examples are bridge strength, magnetics, sink or float, and much more!

For Ages 4-5

(10 child MAX, Masks must be worn)

Wednesdays 11:30-12:30pm

Runs November 4th - December 30th

Tamblyn Field Civic Center, 30 Woodland Ave

Rutherford residents only. Social distancing will be observed.

Cost: $150


Nature Outside Your Door!

Let’s get to know the world outside our window!

Children will learn to identify our local wildlife through stories, projects, and nature walks.

Find out about local birds, squirrels, hibernation and migration, make bird feeders, and so much more.

Ages 4-5 (MAX 10 kids, MASKS REQUIRED)

Thursdays, 11:30-12:30pm

Runs November 5th - December 31st

Tamblyn Field Civic Center, 30 Woodland Ave

Rutherford Residents Only - Social Distancing Will Be Observed

Cost: $150


Arts & Crafts Program

All creative kids wanted! Feeling crafty? Join Us!

In this class, children will be creating their own masterpieces using a variety of materials.

Build your fine motors skills and have fun at the same time!

Age: 4-5 years

(MAX 10 kids, Masks must be worn)

Mondays, 11:30 - 12:30

Runs Nov 2nd - Dec 28th

Tamblyn Field Civic Center, 30 Woodland Ave

Rutherford Residents Only - Social distancing will be observed.

Cost: $150


Meet Our Instructors:

Laura Ward:

Ms. Laura graduated from SUNY, New Paltz with her degree in early childhood education and has been Rutherford Recreation’s Preschool Director for the last 18 years. Laura also ran the town’s Summer Kinder Camp program for many years. She is a local Rutherford resident and was also involved in Girl Scouting for many years. She has 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Julie Karol:

Ms. Julie graduated from the School of Visual & Performing Arts at Syracuse University. She was a textile designer in Boston and New York for many years and has done several art commissions for the borough of Rutherford. Julie is a local resident with 2 daughters and has most recently been working as the teacher’s assistant in Rutherford Recreation’s Preschool for the past few years. She has also been a Girl Scout leader and a Sunday School teacher for many years.