Keystone STAR 4
Wonderspring Pottstown center provides high quality early childhood education and child care to children ages six weeks through twelve years. The Center offers a welcoming environment and an engaged teaching staff to build positive, nurturing relationships in a child’s early years. Infant, toddler, preschool, pre-k, and school age programs are offered at the Center with supportive transitions into each program.
The early childhood education program implements Teaching Strategies’ The Creative Curriculum and follows an age-appropriate, project-based lesson plan. This curriculum also provides teachers with an observation tool so they can fully support each child’s individual learning and communicate any successes and challenges with parents. Daily activities include reading, circle time, outdoor play, and hands-on educational activities that create a balance of learning and play for students. The center also utilizes the Second Step Social/Emotional Curriculum, which helps children better understand, manage, and express emotions and empathy, develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
The Pottstown Center ensures kindergarten readiness for every child through partnerships with Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts programs, as well as active involvement in Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten (PEAK), a partnership with the Pottstown School District and other providers in the Pottstown community. Additionally, the Pottstown Center participates in Keystone STARS, Pennsylvania’s quality assurance program for early childhood and school age programs, achieving a STAR 4 (out of 4) rating.
Our School-Age Care for Virtual Learners provides academic support, breakfast, lunch and a snack, a 1:12 teacher student ratio and ample space for social distancing. Additionally, to help keep our children, staff and families safe, Wonderspring has implemented health and safety policies and procedures that align with CDC guidelines. Children who attend before and after school hours receive homework assistance, recreational and enrichment activities including engaging, educational experiences, interest-based clubs and other age-appropriate activities. The School Age program utilizes positive behavior support in its curriculum to help students maximize their ability to learn, minimize program distractions, and foster positive relationships among peers.
Each day at Wonderspring, you can expect that your child will walk into a happy and safe environment led by our highly qualified, energetic and friendly teachers. During the summer months, the bottom floor of the Center transforms into Camp Wonderspring, a fun and engaging time with activities, field trips, and weekly themes focused on art, science, history, and more for children five to twelve years old.
Wonderspring Pottstown accepts ELRC and offers PreK Counts, which provides free high-quality PreK for eligible families. We also offer Early Head Start for eligible infants and toddlers under the age of three. Our Early Head Start program provides free early education and care plus diapers, formula and meals as well as comprehensive developments supports and resources. Our Early Head Start program works with ELRC to ensure families have full-day care. For current tuition rates click here
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