Choosing a Pre-School

If you read last week’s post about why Wonders is a play based program (read here if you haven’t already) you know why we believe in teaching the whole child and why quality early learning and care is so important.  This week we will delve into what makes a preschool the right choice for you and your family. Both our of […]

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Play vs. Academic

It’s now a well known fact that quality preschools can set the precedence for a great foundation of lifelong learning. “There’s increasing evidence that children gain a lot from going to preschool,” says  Kathleen McCartney, PhD, dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “At preschool, they become exposed to numbers, letters, and shapes. And, more important, they […]

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Screen Time at Wonders

Most American children spend about 3 hours a day watching TV. Added together, all types of screen time can total 5 to 7 hours a day and that doesn’t include time spent using devices for school or in school. With the increased availability of screen for children of all ages, Wonders has stuck to our screen policy that limits screen time […]

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Quality Extended Day Care Matters

With the start of the school year just a couple weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about what our children will do after school. The increase in the number of working parents it has made it paramount that school age children have access to high quality programs to explore, learn and develop after school.  Some research suggests that what students do […]

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Empathy: Why and How

We all know what empathy is…empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human. It’s a foundation for acting ethically, for good relationships of many kinds, for loving well, and for professional success. Empathy begins with the capability of being able to ,as they say, walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. But to take it a […]

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Early Math, Later Success

Mounting evidence suggests that children who do well in math at an early stage have greater chances of success in school and overall achievement. Math is a tool for children to develop critical thinking, learn how to problem-solve, and make sense of the world. Teaching early math builds on children’s natural inclination to play with numbers, shapes, and other aspects […]

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