Young Wonders Early Childhood Center strives to provide a loving, caring, learning environment where families, children, and staff are given the respect, commitment, and attention that each individual deserves.
We believe that families deserve to be acknowledged as experts on their children. We value honesty, communication, patience, and collaboration with our families. We maintain an open-door policy, flexibility, and security for the families who trust us with their most precious miracles.
We believe that children deserve a safe, warm, nurturing environment where they are provided with stability while building strong attachments with caregivers. We value learning where children can learn and delight in achievements through play and opportunities to explore. We strive to build each child’s self worth.
Young Wonders provides child-centered, active, learning environments where children learn by doing. Our curriculum is designed to follow the INTENTIONAL TEACHING model from NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). An intentional teacher acts with knowledge and purpose to ensure that young children acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in school and in life. To be “intentional” is to act purposefully, with a goal in mind and a plan for accomplishing it. Thus an intentional teacher aims at clearly defined learning objectives for children, employs instructional strategies likely to help children achieve the objectives, and continually assesses progress and adjusts the strategies based on that assessment.
Intentional teachers use their knowledge, judgment, and expertise to organize learning experiences for children; and when an unexpected situation arises, they can recognize a teaching opportunity and are able to take advantage of it too. Intentional teaching requires wide-ranging knowledge about how children typically develop and learn. Teachers must have a repertoire of instructional strategies and know when to use a given strategy to accommodate the different ways that individual children learn and the specific content they are learning. Intentional teaching combines both child-guided and adult-guided experiences. Children have significant, active roles in adult-guided experiences, and adults play intentional roles in child-guided experiences, taking advantage of both planned and unexpected learning opportunities.
General Fees for families are listed below but may vary depending upon individual schedule:
Fees are based on a weekly, full day, or part day rate. There is a minimum enrollment of 2 days. Part-time enrollment depends upon current classroom enrollment and availability. Please consult the sample tuition contract to see all enrollment requirements. Tuition Contract
|Part Day||Full Day||Weekly|
|UPK(Hawley St. only)||Free||----||$125|
Weekly: any child who attends the center four or five days a week in excess of four hours per day.
Full Day: any child who attends the center two to three days per week for more than five hours per day.
Part Day: any child who attends the center two to five days per week for less than five hours per day.
A 10% discount is available to self-pay families who have more than one child enrolled. Please call 607-772-0340 ext 237
All applicants must verify with the Program Director availability of enrollment. Once openings are verified, families are given 48hours to complete the registration application and submit the registration fee and deposit. Enrollment packets are given after the registration application is submitted. A waiting list is available for classrooms that do not have current availability.
Contact: Laura Gates (80 Hawley St. location) firstname.lastname@example.org (607) 772-0340 x 237
Team work and imagination are truly represented in this colorful masterpiece. Two four year old children combined their vision and talent to create this amazing picture. When doing some investigating, we discovered there were two very different ideas being represented. One child’s vision included a zoo with a horse. When we asked the other child about her contribution, we found her vision included dots and a rollercoaster. Well, a “Zoo” and a “Rollercoaster” really seem to complement each other!!
“The Young Wonders Early Childhood Center is Wonderful. So glad we found you. I know my little one loves it there with morning smiles he gives the staff and the afternoon smiles when I pick him up.”
“Cannot thank the staff at Young Wonders enough as my child has changed so much – for the better!!!”
“I love it here from the beginning. Really thankful that the Young Wonders center is here and it’s a great program.”
“The infant room is wonderful! This is the best room and I am very happy my child is in this room.”
“The staff are patient and very understanding. They are very loving with the kids and parents and take the time for any given situation.”
“Great place for my child! Thank you!”