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Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day


Wonders Professional Development Consortium Mission 
To Provide:
  • Reflective learning experiences that support adults who are committed to creating effective environments for children’s learning and development.
  • Evidence-based courses for early childhood and school-age professionals that encourage critical thinking and intentional teaching around relationships, democracy, equity, and social justice.
  • Coursework designed to respect the adult learner that includes opportunities for ongoing reflection, support, and networking.

To join our mailing list to receive information about our workshops or to discuss how one of our workshops could benefit your school and teachers and administrators, please email our Talent + Professional Development Manager, Saba Ahmed at


Online Only! Feb. 10 - April 6

45 Hour Child Growth & Development Certificate

Sign up to take the first half of the full 90 hour course. This course will be offered entirely online, with flexible schedules to speak with the instructor. Offered through Montgomery College. Deadline to register February 11

Basic Health & Safety

Basic Health and Safety online course offered through MSDE's Division of Early Childhood.

2 Hours
Friendship Program

Come learn strategies to support friendships and sibling harmony at home. Friendship Program presented by Amy Freedman, M.A. CCC-SLP of Child Development Consultants.

2.5 Hours
Starting Your Year Right - Building Classroom Community

Presented by Jacky Howell, this OSSE approved workshop is designed to help educators understand why creating a classroom community benefits ALL.

2 Hours
More Indoor Games and Activities for Inclement Weather days

When inclement weather hits, the challenge to channel the energy the children bring can be overwhelming at times. This interactive session will provide ten indoor games/activities you will be able to implement into your program on the days the weather outside is not cooperating. Prepare to be active!

2 Hours
Anti-Bias and Equity in the Early Learning Classroom

Designed to prepare early learning educators to be leaders in the development of a framework for equity.

2.5 hours
Competitive to Cooperative: Engaging Games For All Children

How can we as teachers and caregivers support children's social and emotional learning through cooperative play? In this workshop, participants will identify cooperative games that promote teamwork, build relationships, develop gross and fine motor skills and practice empathy while having fun.

3 hours - MSDE COK Approved
Proactive, Positive + Responsive Behavior Guidance

A practical guide for teachers to implement positive behavior guidance strategies to identify individual and whole classroom needs in order to help support children and teachers in having a successful day

3 Hours
Creating Conversations with Kids

Presented by Child Development Consultants, this training identifies ways teachers can create opportunities to facilitate conversations in young learners. Speech and language ages + stages are introduced. Specific strategies to support a variety of learners, including those with individual differences and those learning English as a second language, are discussed.

The Wonders Mentor Program
The Wonders Mentor Program, a part of our Professional Development Consortium, focuses on modelling, coaching, and reflection. Liza Pringle, former Wonders head teacher and assistant director, leads the early childhood education mentor program, working directly with teachers and mentoring in the classrooms to further advance our teaching practices. The school age mentor program takes advantage of the expertise of Wonders program directors who have recently participated in training on facilitation of the professional development learning process. As with our professional development coursework, our mentor program integrates reflective learning practices.