Wonders and Partners Receive Grant for Equity in Early Learning Initiative

We are very pleased to share the exciting news that Wonders has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative.  Wonders applied for the grant with two partners, School Readiness Consulting and The Campagna Center, both leaders in the field of early care and education. This partnership is an exciting collaborative step in ensuring that all […]

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Letter to Maryland’s Joint Commission on Children, Youth, and Families

Dear Senator King and Delegate Kelly: On behalf of the children and families we serve in Montgomery County, thank you for your leadership as the co-chairs of the Joint Commission on Children, Youth, and Families. At Wonders, we strive to create and advance high quality, diverse education communities that teach children the foundations of life-long learning and responsibility. Your works helps […]

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Wonders Commitment to Anti-Bias Education

Dear Wonders families, Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  We have had a busy summer preparing for the start of the new year and we look forward to working with each of you and welcoming your children to our classrooms and programs. Each year the administrative team identifies a goal to help guide and inform our work. We do this by reviewing […]

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What’s in a name: childcare, daycare, nursery, preschool

Why STEM?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) is a hot topic in the education world. It seems everywhere you go STEM is definitely in! But STEM goes beyond computers and tablet apps. High quality STEM experiences develop critical thinking skills, increase science literacy, and enable our life long learners. By increasing exposure to science attitude and engagement, we can have a positive & […]

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Club Fun: How Wonders Does Sports

Fewer than half of children ages 6 to 11 meet the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation for engaging in at least 60 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week. One way to address that deficit is through sport activity, especially team sports, as children often enjoy playing in groups. (source) While many children love soccer, football, and other […]

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Wonders + Social Justice

From an early age, children begin to notice difference.  This developmental stage is a fertile time to teach children about similarities and differences and to begin to dismantle stereotypes that limit our connections to one another and negatively impact children’s identity development.  Anti-bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves is a valuable resource for adults who want to help guide […]

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Helping Children Learn to Self Regulate

The first two years of life is an amazing time of growth and change, both physically and cognitively. Babies experiment with and learn from the environment around them. Beyond physical, thinking, and language tasks, babies are learning about social and emotional tasks. Starting in the earliest months of life, babies have the capacity to experience peaks of joy and excitement […]

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Social Emotional Learning

  As all of the Wonders teachers and staff gathered for professional development training prior to the start of the year, we reinforced for our commitment to teaching empathy with a focus on social emotional learning this year.  Empathy is critical to predicting children’s future health, wealth, authentic happiness, relationship satisfaction and the ability to bounce back from adversity.  Empathy is […]

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Wonders’ Success Starts with our Staff

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson For over 40 years Wonders has strived to be an organization led by its mission “To create and advance high quality, diverse educational communities that […]

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