Wonders Child Care believes children develop and learn through play in a nurturing and diverse community. We are a nonprofit provider of accredited early childhood education, before/after school, and summer camp with flexible programs, for children ages two months through sixth grade with seven locations in Washington, DC and Maryland.
Providing Child Care That Is Safe, Respectful, and Nurturing
For more than 35 years Wonders has been providing a safe, nurturing learning environment parents can trust and depend upon. We are widely acknowledged for our commitment to multicultural education and are proud to be an integral part of our community. No wonder we are now one of the largest nonprofit child care organizations in the greater D.C. area, serving more than 650 families.
“Wonders Is Like A Part Of Our Own Family!”
That’s a comment we often hear from the many parents who value our early childhood, pre-K, school age, and summer camp programs. It’s a true testament to our caring learning environment, engaging teachers, and emphasis on community-building. Our seven sites offer a wide range of age-appropriate programs designed to embrace the cultures of the families we serve, and also the larger community beyond us. To this end, the Wonders Diversity Committee—comprised of teachers, directors and administrators—works to ensure that themes of sharing, fairness, and anti-bias are integrated into our always-evolving curriculum to create a positive transition between home and school.
Wonders Teachers: Committed To Professionalism
Our highly accredited Wonders teachers come from diverse cultural backgrounds and varied work experiences, but share several common traits: across our nine locations, our teachers are creative, mindful, and energetic, and all participate in ongoing professional development through our Professional Development Consortium. In addition, many are pursuing advanced child development and education degrees. We recognize their dedication to professionalism by providing a stimulating working environment and competitive salary/benefit packages, which, in turn, has resulted in a highly satisfied staff with low turnover.
Financial Assistance Program
Wonders believes all families deserve quality child care. Thus, we offer long- and short-term financial assistance to those who qualify, ensuring economic diversity as well as accessibility to our programs. You can find more information and an application here.
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Wonders Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Wonders Child Care, a nonprofit organization since 1976, governs our organization. This volunteer Board is made up of current and alumni parents, community members and experts in the field of child care. For more information on this unique opportunity read here.