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  • Wonder Years

    Wonder Years Preschool is an outreach ministry of First Presbyterian Church to the children and families of our community. It provides various classes for children ages two to five years. If you are looking for a Christian preschool in southwest Florida, we invite you to contact our staff at Wonder Years. We offer nurturing and education for the growth of the total child — spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional and physical – with a flexible menu of schedules, excellent student to teacher ratio, safe modern facilities and a loving environment.

    Details for our program can be found at the Wonder Years website: www.wonderyearsbonita.com.

    History and Mission Statement of the School

    Wonder Years was founded in 1997, and has grown steadily to a current student population of over 100. In 2006 the school received prestigious certification by APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment), following a two-year self-study and verification process. The school is also registered in Florida as a provider of the state-funded VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) program. As a ministry of First Church, our mission is to be a welcoming and nurturing family, committed to helping people grow as followers of Jesus Christ, who make a positive difference in today's world.

    Educational Philosophy of the School

    The philosophy of the school is as follows:

    • We believe that each child is created by God as an individual who is special and unique. It is our intent to help each child develop positive self-esteem through being loved and accepted, contributing and belonging to a group.
    • We believe and are devoted to the development of the whole child by providing a wholesome Christian learning atmosphere where children feel safe and develop at their own rate to encourage spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth.
    • We believe that it is essential for the teaching staff to be good role models for young children so that they may observe appropriate Christian behavior.
    • We believe children learn best by doing and thrive in a developmentally-prepared setting. We feel each classroom needs to be arranged with a variety of interest centers that engage each to participate, discover and create.

    Class Schedule Options

    VPK Plus/Pre-Kindergarten:
    Age 4 by Sept. 1
    Children may attend 9 AM to 2 PM on the following schedules:
    4-Day: Monday through Thursday
    5-Day: Monday through Friday

    Age 3 by Sept. 1
    Children may attend 9 AM to 2 PM on the following schedules:
    2-Day: Tuesday and Thursday
    3-Day: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    5-Day: Monday through Friday

    Age 2 by Sept. 1
    Children may attend 9 AM to 2 PM or 9 AM till NOON on the following schedules:
    2-Day: Tuesday and Thursday
    3-Day: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    5-Day: Monday through Friday

    To learn more about Wonder Years Preschool, including the application process, deadlines, class availability, schedules, and school policies, please contact us at (239) 948-6677. A personal visit and interview can be arranged at your convenience.