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Teaching children through play in a nurturing and diverse community

OUR STORY

About Us
For over 40 years, Wonders has been providing a safe, nurturing learning environment parents can trust and depend upon.

We are a nonprofit provider of accredited early childhood education, before and after school care and summer camp with flexible programs, for children ages two months through sixth grade.

We are committed to equity in our teaching practices and organizational policies and we are proud to be an integral part of the community. 
Welcome!
At Wonders, our priority is always our children and families! 

We believe that high-quality learning environments are critical to children’s growth and development, and we know that families are vital partners in creating learning environments that help children thrive. We hope you will learn more about Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day and discover the many ways in which we partner with families and the community to create the foundation of children’s life-long learning. 

We intentionally create an environment that reflects not only the cultures of the families we serve but the world around us... 
FOR OVER 40 YEARS WONDERS HAS BEEN PROVIDING QUALITY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT PARENTS CAN TRUST AND DEPEND UPON.
Please take a look around our website to learn more about wonders and all that we do. We look forward to sharing the Wonders experience with your family.
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Our Story

Founded in 1976, our goal was to provide non-profit, quality child care to working families in Chevy Chase. Since then, Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day has expanded from a single center in the basement of All Saints’ Church to multiple Early Learning, Extended Day and Summer Camp programs in Montgomery County and DC. With our mission guiding our work we strive to create a learning community that addresses the needs of children, families, and staff, which we believe creates an environment that encourages agency, creativity, and curiosity.

We are widely acknowledged for our commitment to anti-bias and social justice policies and education and are proud to be an integral part of the community!
OUR MISSION

To create and advance high quality, diverse educational communities that teach children the foundations of life-long learning and social responsibility.

OUR APPROACH

We create an environment that reflects not only the cultures of the families we serve but the world around us. We believe this validates children’s experiences, teaches the importance of valuing similarities and differences, and builds the connection between home and school.

WONDERS PHILOSOPHY

Wonders believes children develop and learn through play in a nurturing and diverse community. Our mission informs all of our work and guides us in creating safe learning environments and developing deep connections with children and families in our programs. A vital aspect of our program is our commitment to anti-bias and social justice education.

WHAT WE OFFER

EARLY LEARNING
2 months - 5 years
Wonders’ early learning programs are designed to nurture each child’s social and emotional development while providing learning experiences that enhance development and help children experience the world around them to prepare them for what’s ahead. 
The extended day program offers a time for children to finish homework, read, play or create art. The curriculum is built on these learning areas: language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social studies, personal and social development, physical development and the arts.
Wonders summer camp programs utilize educational and engaging themes that we know campers will love! Our dynamic environment is designed to promote curiosity and creativity while making friends and having fun! 
Wonders believes our Early Learning + Extended Day programs support the workforce of today while building the workforce of tomorrow. For over 40 years Wonders has been providing a safe, nurturing learning environment parents can trust and depend upon.