Wonders Leland Children’s Center
Wonders Early Learning at Leland, serving children 2 to 5 years old, is a proud part of the neighborhood in the Town of Chevy Chase. Just three blocks from the heart of Bethesda, this cozy center of three classrooms is in the Jane E. Lawton Community Center which also houses an active recreation center and the administrative offices of the Town of Chevy Chase. In addition to our private playground for Wonders children, there is a community playground in front of the building that is a frequent gathering place for Leland families and neighbors, especially at pick up time.
Curriculum planning in all of our early childhood programs is guided by The Creative Curriculum, a comprehensive, research-based approach to teaching. We believe in using teaching methods that match the way children develop and learn. Wonders’ early childhood programs are designed to nurture each child’s social and emotional development while providing learning experiences that enhance development.
Wonders believes in programming that offers an array of opportunities and resources to children and families. In addition to our engaging curriculum, a variety of valuable services are included in our monthly tuition, including:
- bi-annual parent/teacher conferences
- field trips
- family fun events
- parent workshops
- music enrichment classes
- movement enrichment classes
- friendship workshops
- classroom and individual assessment and consultation from Child Development Consultants, Inc.
- nutritious hot lunch from Good Food Company
- twice daily healthy snacks
- NAEYC accreditation
Wonders at Leland Financial Assistance
Wonders proudly offers a financial assistance program that annually provides approximately $300,000 in tuition assistance. The Wonders Financial Assistance Fund is fundamental to who we are as a nonprofit organization and our community.
Our programs are funded through tuition and fundraising activities. We recognize that families have many choices in early childhood and school age programming and that child care tuition and fees are a significant portion of a family budget. We ensure the strength of Wonders by prioritizing our goals for quality programming and mindful fiscal management. We are committed to making our programs accessible to qualified families through our Financial Assistance Program and we accept Child Care Subsidy Vouchers from various organizations including Maryland State Department of Education Subsidy Program, the GSA Army Fee Assistance Child Care Subsidy Program, the FEEA Child Care Subsidy Program and the Montgomery Working Parents Assistance Program. Parents have the option of monthly or bi-weekly tuition payments. For more details or to apply click here.
Child’s age as of September 1 determines the monthly tuition for the entire program year.
Fees and tuition rates are in effect from August 31, 2016-August 19, 2017.
The fees below are due upon acceptance of space
Application Fee: $100
Deposit: One month tuition.
If enrolled in Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment option, a deposit equal to Bi-weekly tuition is due when forms are submitted.