Little Wonders serves children ages 1-5 in a warm, family-centered, developmentally appropriate learning center. The center is located within Emmanuel Lutheran Church located at 777 Mooring Line Drive (near Tamiami Trail and Golden Gate Pkwy). The center consists of 4 large classrooms and an outdoor play area. Little Wonders provides a hands-on approach to learning, focusing on a child’s social, emotional and physical well-being. Children are encouraged to learn through curiosity. Our goal is to ensure a nurturing environment where children can flourish both academically and socially.
Qualified Teaching Staff:
Birth to age 5 is one of the most important years of a child’s life to gain the skills and knowledge to build a foundation for future learning. Our teachers offer themselves to the process of co-facilitators of knowledge by opening doors to new possibilities. They use the students’ own theories, help them identify new ways in learning and are keen observers and documenters in their learning process. All of our employees are thoroughly screened and are required to hold Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and all staff are trained in child CPR.
We strive to instill in each child a desire for lifelong learning. Our Reggio Emilia-inspired methodology acknowledges that children have the right to be recognized as constructors of their own experiences and that their education is based on interrelationships. Children are encouraged to grow through curiosity. Little Wonders uses Creative Curriculum which includes developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for children within four main categories of interest: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language. The Creative Curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. This curricula applies the latest theory and research on best practices in teaching and learning and the content standards developed by states and professional organizations.
Art in the classroom:
Our center offers authentic art experiences by providing students with resources and materials to encourage their creative process. Students take charge in their creativity and design, as well as discuss their plans, make choices and problem solve with the teachers and other students. In addition, music is a part of daily activities.
Our families are encouraged to actively participate in the growth and development of their child. We feel that their participation enables a communication network that leads to a fuller and reciprocal empowerment.
|1 year olds
2 year olds
|3 year olds||$175|
|4 year olds||$175|
|VPK Wrap Around||$125|
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Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 1-5 years old
Location: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Moorings Line Drive, Naples, FL 34102
Jamie Eskridge, Interim Center Director
To enroll your child please contact Jamie at (239) 980-9021