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Wonders Early Learning at Leland

Wonders Early Learning at Leland, serving children 18 months 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.


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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.

Preschool Curriculum

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
  • learning adventures
  • 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
This inclusive philosophy ensures that enrolled children can fully participate in all activities that are offered.



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.


Fees and tuition rates are in effect from September 1, 2017-August 24, 2018. 

The fees below are due upon acceptance of space

Application Fee: $150
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.

Current Openings

We have a few spots that will become available in March at our Leland location…

1 full-time Butterfly spot (Available 3/1/19)

1 full-time Bumblebee spot (Available 3/11/19)

If you are interested in enrolling your child give us a call at (301) 654-2074


Preschool Starter Kit

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