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Wonderspring Early Learning

At Wonderspring, our mission is to develop, provide and advocate for high quality early childhood education, school age programs, and related services in support of all children and families.

Wonderspring to host Designer Bag Bingo

Wonderspring will host Designer Bag Bingo, November 4th from 6-8pm. The event will take place at our Havertown Center, 1208 Allston Rd., Havertown PA. Tickets are $30 online (includes 10 games) and $35 at the door. Bring your friends, food and beverages for a great night out. Register HEREBe sure to click through to end to ensure your registration is complete.

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Wonderspring releases new strategic priotities

With great pride the Wonderspring Board of Directors and staff  present our  five-year strategic plan, Wonderspring 2.0. Our goal was to answer the question, how can Wonderspring best prepare students to be lifelong learners in kindergarten and beyond. This plan provides strategies to make that happen.

This strategic plan is the result of months of hard work, research, and input from stakeholders across the region. We have conducted listening sessions, focus groups, surveys, town hall meetings and used evidence based practices to determine the best methods to deliver on our ideals. Wonderspring 2.0 is our guide to ensure we are intentional about providing children with highest quality educational experiences. It is our effort to achieve excellence. This is the next level of an organization with a rich history and legacy of quality. Let the journey begin.


Zakiyyah R. Boone
Chief Executive Officer





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Patricia Claybrook joins Wonderspring Board

Patricia Claybrook

Wonderspring is pleased to welcome Patricia Claybrook to its Board of Directors. Patricia serves as CEO of Jidan Cleaning, a commercial cleaning company. She previously worked in in pharmaceutical sales and as the Director of Market Development for VITAS Hospice.

Patricia was was selected as the Philadelphia Business Journal’s chosen “Minority Business Leader” and one of South Jersey Magazine’s “Business Women to Know.”  She earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Franklin and Marshall College. She attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Entrepreneurial Program in 2013 and the Turner School of Construction Management in 2014. Most recently, Patricia graduated the Pipeline Accelerator Program at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in 2019.

Patricia has also served on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Central &Southern New Jersey, the Board of Directors for the Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association, and the Board of Trustees for the Food Bank of South Jersey.


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Wonderspring to offer preschool in Havertown

Wonderspring, a nonprofit provider of high-quality early education and out-of-school-time programs, announced that it will be offering services at a new Havertown location in partnership with the former St. Faith Preschool and Kindergarten. The new site, located  at 1208 Allston Road in the Brookline section of Havertown, will be known as Wonderspring Havertown.

Currently licensed by the PA Department of Education, Wonderspring Havertown will offer preschool for children ages 3-5 from the hours of 9am-3pm.  It will be led by the current Director of St. Faith, Beth Dougherty, who has served at St. Faith for 12 years as both a teacher and Director.  The former St. Faith teaching staff is also expected to remain at the school.

Founded in 1964, Wonderspring has served hundreds of children in its many early childhood centers in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties and its multiple school-age sites.  Wonderspring’s programs are designed to tap into a child’s natural curiosity through age-appropriate curriculum that encourages growth, exploration and creativity. The organization’s commitment to quality is evidenced by the fact that its centers operate at a PA Keystone STAR 4 level and its school-age programs are nationally recognized by the Council of Accreditation.

According to Dougherty, “St. Faith has been serving the community as a nonprofit organization for over 50 years. The school’s curriculum is selected to foster the love of learning and self-confidence in a nurturing and caring environment.”

“Wonderspring and St. Faith are natural partners,” says Zakiyyah Boone CEO of Wonderspring. “Both have a long history of providing high-quality early education utilizing evidence-based, child-centered curriculum. I am thrilled for the opportunity to partner with the staff of St. Faith to continue to provide these services for children and families in Havertown and the surrounding area.”

Wonderspring Havertown will begin serving children on September 7th. The organization will host an open house at the new location on August 24th from 3-5pm and invites families and their children to tour the facility and meet the staff. 

For more information and to register go HERE

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