Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!
While it is always sad to say goodbye to the last days of summer, we at Wonderspring could not be more excited about the start of the new school year! Our teachers have been busy planning a wonderful and engaging year full of fun activities that will help your children grow and develop. This newsletter provides some helpful information as we begin the school year. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact your center director.
Health and Safety
As we head into this new school year, the challenges of COVID-19 remain with us and Wonderspring continues to prioritize the health and safety of our children, families and staff. To that end, our board has unanimously voted to require all staff to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 1. Additionally, we continue to require masks inside our centers for everyone over two years of age. Masks are optional outdoors.

As has been the case for the last 18 months, the situation related to COVID, and particularly the Delta variant, is ever-changing. Wonderspring will continue to monitor CDC and local health department guidance and will update its health and safety policies and procedures.
Center Enhancements
At Wonderspring, we know that the built environment impacts how well children grow. That’s why we continually work to enhance our facilities. In the last year, we’ve upgraded the play area at our Wynnewood Center, installed floors and painted the entire Powelton Village Center, installed a new fence and purchased play equipment at our Pottstown center and of course opened a brand new beautiful center at New Market West. This fall we are looking forward to resurfacing the playground at our Narberth Center and upgrading the Infant/Toddler lot at our Powelton Village center.

We are grateful to the support of our funders including McLean Contributionship and PNC for supporting much of this work.  You can also help support our efforts by making a donation to Wonderspring. Simply click the donate button below
We're Hiring!
We’re always looking for talented individuals who are passionate about helping children learn and grow to join our team. In addition to great benefits including affordable health care, a health care savings plan with employer contribution, 401K with employer match, and signing bonuses of up to $2000, there are lots of other great reasons to work with Wonderspring. Watch this video to see what some of our team members have to say. And if you refer someone who we hire, you’ll receive a $200 gift card!
A Look Inside The Creative Curriculum
You may have heard that Wonderspring utilizes The Creative Curriculum® at all our centers to help our children become creative, confident thinkers. But you may not really know what that means. The Creative Curriculum® is a comprehensive research-based, collection of knowledge building resources that provides teachers with the tools to support every type of learner and address all the important areas of learning. It offers children numerous opportunities for hands-on exploration and discovery that help build lifelong critical-thinking skills and foster confidence.

The curriculum is study-based and features hands-on, investigations of topics that are relevant to children’s everyday experiences such as Trees, Clothing, Balls, Buildings and Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Studies are exciting and engaging ways to tap into children’s natural curiosity, resulting in learning that is both fun and intentional. Children raise questions about the topic, and through exploration and discovery, they find answers to their questions. This approach not only offers a wide variety of ways to learn about a topic, it also encourages children to develop skills across all domains as they apply the investigative process. So as your child investigates trees, they may develop math skills by counting leaves, STEM skills by planting seeds and literacy skills by reading stories featuring trees. Keep an eye on our social media as we often post pictures of the children engaged in fun activities related to these studies.