Our Mission

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


Early Childhood Openings

Immediate openings at Leland Children’s Center and Edgemoor Children’s Center! Waitlists for all classes for August 2015 are starting.  Please contact Edgemoor or Leland for additional details or to arrange a tour. 

Edgemoor Open House – 11/14/14 @ 9:30am

Leland Open House – 11/19/14 @ 9:30am


Parent Workshops

Parent Workshops are free and open to friends and families of Wonders. RSVP required. 

Thursday, December 4, 7:00-8:30 pm

Power Tools and Power Struggles – Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)
This workshop is geared towards school age parents.

Frequent Power Struggles, whether between adults or between parents and child, seriously erode relationships. Learn what happens when a conflict develops and gain insight into redirecting that energy in ways that solve problems and brings people closer. This workshop is geared towards school age parents. 
RSVP to Meghan Park 

All Workshops are held at the Pink House, Wonders’ Administrative Office, located at 4607 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Meet Tyler Stoltz – new Assistant Program Director at Chevy Chase

Tyler Stoltz

I graduated from Lock Haven University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. While in school I was on the Sports Administration Society Board. We organized university wide events and fundraisers. My first job out of school was working for the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. Here, I held the title of Structured Sport Supervisor, organizing and overseeing all club and intramural sports offered through the recreation department. In my most recent position, I work at the Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster, Pa as the Program Coordinator. A few of my daily responsibilities included programming tournaments and competitions for our kids ages 6-18, coordinating sports leagues, (basketball, football, and soccer), and tasking our part time staff in our art room, computer lab, and homework club. 

In my free time I enjoy coaching youth basketball, hiking, kayaking, playing sports, cycling, and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to the opportunity with Wonders at Chevy Chase, and can’t wait to meet all the families there!

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

Congratulation Ryan!

My name is Ryan Manalo and I will be joining Wonders at Horace Mann as the new Program Director. I am extremely excited to be joining your community and look forward to getting to know you and your children more. I have been part of the Wonders organization for the past two years as the Assistant Director at Wonders at Chevy Chase.

Prior to joining Wonders I worked in different non-profit organizations serving children and youth across Maryland and Baltimore City. My passion is working in the Out of School Time field providing unique opportunities for children to learn, grow, and play outside of the traditional classroom. I have enjoyed working at Wonders because of our mission to provide this to our children on a daily basis.  

I am looking forward to an incredible school year. John and I are eager to begin our work together planning new adventures for your children each day. I can’t wait to meet all of you soon.