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Wonders Extended Day at


Wonders Extended Day at Murch
3 - 12 Years 
After Care: Monday - Friday, dismissal - 6:00 pm
4810 36th St NW
Washington, DC 20008
Program Director: Kenny Shuford
Phone: (240) 274-0246
Program Overview
Wonders Extended Day at Ben W. Murch Elementary School
Ben W. Murch Elementary School believes in continuous improvement, having each child reach high levels of achievement, and maintaining a focus on results. They promote excellence in education where teachers, staff, parents, and community members are collectively committed to all children achieving at high levels. Murch fosters the development of lifelong learners who are confident, competent, and contributing citizens of our global society.
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 Murch 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 Murch 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.