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Wonders at Somerset Elementary School

Wonders at Somerset opened in 1986 and was our first school-age program to be located in an elementary school.

We offer flexible enrollment options and provide before care starting at 7:30 am and after school care until 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5. We offer full day programs when school is closed and half day programs on early dismissal days.

Children and teachers in this dynamic program spend their afternoons running and playing on the playground, designing and building artwork, and learning and playing new games. Time is set aside each day for homework and a healthy snack.

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Wonders at Somerset Curriculum

The primary goal in our school age program is to create communities for children and their families that are fun, nurturing and enriching. Children are active learners. Wonders at Somerset provides an environment where children can safely grow through self-guided and structured play. In addition to fostering imagination, play challenges children to expand social, emotional and intellectual tools. School age teachers carefully plan the program to balance homework with exercise and promote healthy eating habits.

The before school program is designed as a gentle transition time from home to school. Children have the opportunity to read, finish homework, play board games or create artwork. Outside time and active games are also offered.

Wonders’ after school program curriculum is built around the concepts of friendship and being a good sport. Activities are designed to create opportunities for all children to explore and experience in ways that are meaningful to them. Activities incorporate seven learning areas: language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social studies, personal and social development, physical development and the arts. The afternoon is a blend of child initiated and teacher initiated activities including outdoor play, afternoon snack, group time, choice times, homework and reading time.

On days when schools have scheduled early dismissal or are closed, we provide a half or full day program. These longer days give us the opportunity to enhance our programming by planning special events, inviting specialists in to share their expertise or exploring the larger community on field trips.

Wonders believes in programming that offers an array of opportunities and resources to children and families.

What is included in the monthly tuition:

  • field trips
  • full and half day programming when school is closed
  • intramural sports
  • clubs
  • supervised homework time
  • family fun events
  • parent workshops
  • consultation and support from Child Development Consultants, Inc.
  • daily healthy snacks

Our inclusive philosophy ensures that all enrolled children can participate in all activities that Wonders offers.

Wonders at Somerset 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. For more details or to apply click here.

 

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