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Summer Camp 2015 Website Header.fwIt is hard to believe it is already time to start planning for Summer 2015!

Wonders Summer Camp Registration is now open online.  We’ll be back with lots of favorites from previous summers, along with lots of fun new activities and games. 

Register by January 30, 2015 for the Early Bird Discount.

Early Childhood Openings

Immediate openings at Leland Children’s Center and Edgemoor Children’s Center!  Please contact Edgemoor or Leland for additional details or to arrange a tour. 

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 – Edgemoor @ 9:30am

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 – Leland @ 9:30am

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Meet a Board Member:  Rebecca Fayed

Rebecca Fayed

Hi! I am Rebecca Fayed and have been a member of the Wonders Board of Directors since 2012.  I currently am the chair of the Marketing committee and previously served as the Vice President and a member of the Strategic Planning committee.

I also am proud to be a Wonders parent!  My husband, Ramy, and I have two sons.  Zachary is 7 ¾ (that ¾ is very important when you’re that age!) and Jacob is 4 (going on 14!).  Zachary really loves Wonders at Bethesda and on more occassions than I care to admit, has sent me away because I picked him up too early!

By day, I am the associate general counsel and privacy officer at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC., a global research, technology, and consulting firm that helps hospitals and universities better serve patients and students.

I welcome the opportunity to meet more Wonders’ families and would love to hear about your experience so far, answer any questions you have about Wonders, or simply sit down to chat about our kids and life as a parent! Please reach out to me at any time.

Finally, I’m really looking forward to the upcoming Wonders’ bookfair at Barnes & Noble in downtown Bethesda on Saturday, December 6.  Please join me!!  Wonders Teachers will be doing readings at 10:00, 11:00, and 2:00, and there will be fun activities for the kids while you’re shopping.  A portion of the proceeds from the fair will be given to Wonders and we will use the funds to purchase books for our classrooms.  Coupons will be available at the Wonders table on the 6th and at the registers. And we are also collecting new books for our favorite charity – A Wider Circle. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!!

For more Board information, visit our page

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Thank you to all who came to support the Barnes & Noble Bethesda Book Fair last Saturday, December 6, 2014. 20% of book sales proceeds will go directly to purchasing program and classroom materials for all Wonders programs.  Wonders also collected new books donations for our friends at A Wider Circle. 

Book donations for AWC 2014For those who were not able to attend the bookfair at Barnes & Noble you can still support our programs by visiting BN.com/bookfairs and make your online purchases from 12/06/14 – 12/13/2014 using the code #11407392

For more information, visit our Book Fair page here.


Activity Bus for Wood Acres Elementary 

We are now offering an activity bus for Wood Acres Elementary School students who are participating in after school activities. Children enrolled in Wonders at Little Falls will be picked up at Wood Acres on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays after their after school activities and brought to Wonders on the Wonders shuttle bus. Contact Senate Alexander for more details. 


Wonders “HAPPY” video

It is our goal to keep our community and our families informed of the exciting learning and growing that takes place everyday at Wonders. Thank you for sharing your children with us – the joy and energy that they bring everyday to our eight programs makes us “Happy”.  Click on the image to view the latest video from Wonders.

Edgemoor happy kid


Meet Inette Hunter!

 

Inette Hunter

Hello, my name is Inette Hunter and I am thrilled about joining the Leland Children’s Center as Program Director!  I am originally from Akron, Ohio and throughout my college years I’ve lived in New York, Missouri and Philadelphia.  My family and I settled in Maryland in 2008.

I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Miami University (Ohio) and I’ve completed early childhood education coursework at Rasmussen College and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.  I’ve had numerous experiences working in child care with children age 6 weeks through school age, as Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher, Program Specialist and Assistant Director.

I’ve also worked with Teaching Strategies, LLC for 5+ years guiding programs on the implementation of The Creative Curriculum (the curriculum used by Wonders).  In my spare time, you will find me with my husband and two children, running/walking 5k charity events, baking, blogging and exploring ventures as a Healthy Hands Cooking instructor with children.

Wonders at Leland is a marvelous place and I’m very excited to get to know the children and their families.