Enrichment Classes



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scienceclassWe are proud to annouce the return of our Science Enrichment Program for the 2023-2024 school year.  Registrations are now being accepted for sessions beginning in September.  Our program is geared for students who will be 4 before September 1st and for Kindergarten age students.  

Objective:  Through hands-on learning of Life Sciences, we will spark a natural curiosity for young minds to grow a love and appreciation for science while studying the diversity of life on earth.

Biodiversity, Adaptations, Conservation

Each session will include a lesson and experiments or projects to reinforce the subject matter.  Topics for this semester include classification, insects and invertebrates, fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals.

Teacher:  Mrs. Joan Batson

Mrs. Batson worked as a Natural Science Academy teacher at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for 10 years.  She developed and taught programs for Camp Earth, preschool through 8th grade science classes, home school classes, and enrichment classes for Girl and Boy Scouts on a variety of subjects from Biology, Paleontology, and Anthropology.  Mrs. Batson has been teaching this enrichment program at Salem Preschool since 2011.  She has current clearances on file.


Salem Preschool, 350 Manor Road, Wexford, PA

Class Schedule:  Fridays

9:00am - 11:30am & 12:30pm - 3:00pm


Semester 1: 

Week 1:  Classification:  types of animals, kingdoms, species

Week 2:  Insects:  invertebrates

Week 3:  Fish:  lungs, gills

Week 4:  Amphibians:  tadpoles, metamorphosis

Week 5:  Reptiles:  life on lnad

Week 6:  Birds:  flight 

Semester 2:

Week 7:  Mammals:  live birth

Week 8:  Ecosystems:  habitats, food chains

Week 9:  Animal adaptations:  animal superlatives

Week 10:  Legless Wonders:  caecilians, tube worms, legless lizards

Week 11:  Animal defense:  coloration, locomotion, toxins

Week 12:  Nocturnal:  bats, owls

Semester 3: 

Week 13: Animal communication:  voice, stance, color

Week 14:  Desert ecosystem:  climate, adaptations

Week 15:  Rainforest ecosystem:  canopy, endangered

Week 16:  Arctic ecosystem:  tundra, adaptations

Week 17:  Ocean ecosystem:  whales, oceanic zones

Week 18:  Sharks:  Great White, Hammerhead  

Semester 4: 

Week 19:  Pinnipeds:  walruses, seals

Week 20:  Snakes:  locomotion, venom

Week 21:  Turtles:  turtles, tortoises, terrapins

Week 22:  Crocodilia:  crocodiles, alligators, caimens, gavials

Week 23:  Spiders:  arthropods, arachnids

Week 24:  Plants:  germination, importance

Semester 5: 

Week 25:  Humans:  organ systems

Week 26:  Geology:  rocks, minerals

Week 27:  Dinosaurs

Week 28:  Pleistocene:  Ice Age

Week 29:  Weather

Week 30:  Forces:  gravity, motion, magnetism, light, sound 


Class size is limited to 16 students.  Fee:  $125 per 6 class semester.

For registration information call 724-935-5030 or email Wendy Ruby, Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact Information
  350 Manor Road
  Wexford, PA 15090
Phone:  724-935-5030
Wendy Ruby, Director