Montgomery Early Learning Centers, a provider of high-quality, safe, convenient, and affordable early childhood education throughout Greater Philadelphia, has changed its name to Wonderspring. A leader in early education for more than 50 years, the organization will continue delivering an innovative, evidence-based curriculum rooted in the latest research on how children learn best.
“We have a long, successful history of providing the highest quality care and early childhood education across the region. However, our former name and logo no longer truly reflect the learning opportunities we provide or even the geography we serve,” said Surge Ghosh, President of the Wonderspring Board of Directors.
The rebranding, which aligns the name and logo with the organization’s core educational philosophy, was funded fully with grants from The Philadelphia Foundation and corporate partners including BBD, Exude, Metcalfe, NSM Insurance Group, N Property Group and TDS Networks
“The name Wonderspring represents our approach to early education, as we nurture children through the most critical learning years of their lives,” said Ann O’Brien, CEO. “Children are learning all the time, in every interaction with teachers and each other. Cultivating wonder in young children and sparking their natural curiosity are fundamental to cultivating life-long learners, which is the most important thing we do.”
Wonderspring’s focus on quality is evidenced by the fact that all its centers have Keystone Star 4 ratings as and that it is nationally recognized by accreditation organizations including National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Council on Accreditation (COA).
Wonderspring focuses on the whole child from infancy through Kindergarten. With its emergent curriculum, Wonderspring’s teaching methodology is shaped by the interests of the children in the classroom in order to create the most meaningful learning experiences.
“Our mission and value to the community remain. We are the same provider of high-quality education that our families have come to know and trust,” added Zakiyyah Boone, Chief Program Officer. “But we need to show that our approach is more up-to-date than the old name and logo indicated. Our 21st century approach to learning has led us to a new name and brand identity that reflect the innovative programming we deliver.”
Wonderspring operates in 10 locations throughout the region and will open a brand-new early learning center, New Market West, at 59th and Market streets in Philadelphia in Spring 2020. In addition to its early education
centers, Wonderspring offers school-age programs to ensure children receive educational experiences and care before and after the school day. The organization’s summer camp for children entering Kindergarten through entering 6th grade offers weekly themed sessions that provide opportunities for fun, exploration and learning throughout the summer.
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