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Wonders Extended Day at


Wonders Extended Day at 
3 - 12 Years 
After Care: Monday - Friday, dismissal - 6:00 pm
800 Euclid St. NW
Washington, DC 20031
Program Director: Stephanie Dyson
Phone: (240) 274-0508
Assistant Program Director: Tiara Purnell
Program Overview
Wonders Extended Day at School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens
School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens provides every student with a rigorous student-centered academic program led by nurturing educators who empower students to be risk-takers and critical thinkers in order to become productive and global citizens. Their mission is to make SWWFS a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environment that promotes integrity, respect, intellectual curiosity and global citizenship with the purpose of inspiring students to excel both academically and socially.
Extended Day teachers and children enjoy afternoons of indoor and outdoor active games that allow them to develop skills and practice teamwork, making music together, and experimenting with art and science. Time is set aside each day for homework and a healthy snack.
The primary goal of our school-age program is to create communities for children and their families that are fun, nurturing, and enriching. Children are active learners.

Wonders Extended Day at Francis-Stevens 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.
Wonders at Francis-Stevens Curriculum
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 eight learning areas:
  • language and literacy
  • mathematical thinking
  • scientific thinking
  • social studies
  • personal and social development
  • friendship/SEL (with Second Step Curriculum)
  • physical development
  • 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.
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:
  • intramural sports
  • clubs
  • supervised homework time
  • family fun events
  • parent workshops
  • consultation and support from Child Development Consultants, Inc.
  • daily healthy snacks
This inclusive philosophy ensures that enrolled children can fully participate in all activities that are offered.