Prep Program for an Easy Transition Into Preschool or Pre-K Schedule Observation
Going to school is exciting — but it can also turn our kids and parents into Nervous Nellies. If your child needs a boost with the new routine, sign up for our Preschool Transition Program, perfect for kids ages 2-5 years. Potty training not required.
This program is designed to empower your child during the separation process through engaging activities resulting in improved interaction and communication. We will be introducing a creative curriculum, including early literacy, numbers and color recognition, fine motor skill development, patterns, sequencing, critical thinking and much more – all through our signature art, music & movement, sensory play and fun activities. This innovative and imaginative program will take place in our age-appropriate facility. Our nurturing and qualified staff is dedicated to the emotional, social, and intellectual development of your child. This program is a wonderful stepping stone to your child’s next educational endeavor.
Perfect for: Children Ages 2 – 5 years old
What is Wondertree’s Preschool Transition Program?
Our Preschool Transition class for young children is developmentally age-appropriate, stimulating, and exploratory. This is a child’s first step to an educational and communal environment. Led by expert teachers, the class features engaging and fun individual and group activities – from imaginative play, dance, to story-time, and even science projects. Each month, we explore a different educational theme. This is a wonderful stepping-stone to preschool or kindergarten.
The philosophy of learning at Wondertree Kids is eclectic. It is based on the belief that healthy human emotional development is dependent on secure, empathetic and nurturing relationships. An environment that is structured and predictable is required if children are to develop a balance between dependence and independence.
What it’s all about?
Your child will be set up for success in this program. It’s an amazing opportunity to build a strong foundation of socialization skills in a group setting. Each child is grouped with a special friend/educator with up to six children per educator. These small groups form the small circle groups and snack tables of the children. Wondertree will work with both the child and the parent in the separation/transition process in a nurturing manner.
Important Information: We change diapers! Please bring diapers/wipes if needed. Let us know if your child is transitioning to the potty and we will support their development. You are welcome to bring a “lovey” or “paci” to help your child feel comfortable while you are away.
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(2 Month Min)
2 Hour Program
Daily Drop In: $50
4 Hour Program
Daily Drop In: $85
Our First Parent/Child visit is complimentary, however, requires advance registration. Please call to reserve.
Enrollment: We accept on-going registration until classes are full. You pick the day you want to start and we will register you accordingly.
Phone registration: Set up an auto-payment membership by calling the (310) 535.0001
Online registration available here.
Read what others have to Say:
THANK YOU to Wondertree Kids #preschooltransition program! Our son went here for a year before recently starting “big kid” preschool and the transition was SO EASY thanks to Wondertree! Wonderful program with wonderful teachers and staff. I could not recommend it more! – September 16th, 2019
We are very happy with our child’s experience in the PST program at Wondertree kids. Our daughter Madison absolutely loved Ms. Manda and Ms. Sam. She would always ask us if she would be seeing Ms. Manda so we felt very comfortable that Madison was being taken care of and was having a good time. Prior to WTK, Madison was at another school and was crying every day for a couple of weeks. This prompted us to try out the PST program and after a few classes, Madison was great – no tears and excited to play and learn. The class really helped Madison’s development and we loved our time there. – September 10th, 2019
Our 2 1/2-year-old had been on the waitlist for full-day preschool/daycare programs for well over six months when we discovered this WonderTree program. We had taken our son to a few of the excellent art and music classes they offer and learned about this program. In April we enrolled him for two hours a day, four days a week, with occasional longer days. We have been really impressed with the quality of the care, the nurturing and innovative approach and most importantly, the warm and loving teachers and staff.
We brought our son to preschool transition right before he turned 2. He wasn’t speaking too much before this program, but after attending, he started speaking with many words and in full sentences! He would run into school and leave school happy. We have loved it!
We started my daughter in the transitional preschool class right when she turned two years old. This was an amazing program for both her and I. Gave her the opportunity to socialize in a more “preschool setting” while it allowed me to have two hours of free time twice a week. She was so excited to attend the class and always came home with cute projects and was always learning new songs. This also really helped her transition into actual preschool with no tears and a super easy adjustment. The staff at WT is super sweet and very accommodating. Highly recommend this program!
My toddler started the preschool transition class here and absolutely loves it. They do art time and they are so sweet. When she’s missing me, they hold her and help her through it. The teachers are so sweet. It’s a really great program with songs, circle time, book time, activity time, art time and snack time.
Wondertree is incredible!!! Our daughter has been in the Preschool Transition class for about six months, and she absolutely loves the experience (so do we!). The entire staff is caring, professional, and super helpful — the teachers are fantastic and provide a warm, enriching, and fun environment for the children. The learning activities are always varied, organized, and very appropriate, and our child has really blossomed since beginning at Wondertree! While it is a school-like environment (parent’s aren’t in the classroom with the kids and teachers). I have been able to observe from outside whenever I’ve wanted to, and I always love to watch the fun the kids are having — they really are LEARNING, which we love! The teachers and staff always provide very honest and helpful feedback at the end of class each day. We always get really great stories from our daughter about all of the fun stuff she does and all of the friends she’s making on our way home, too!
We are so happy to have found Wondertree, and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a preschool transition situation for their little ones — great resources, wonderful lessons and activities, and an amazing staff!!
My daughter LOVES this program and so do I. She has been in the preschool transition class for 8 months. It is exactly what she needed at 2 years old. She wasn’t ready to be away from home for that long so 2 hours is perfect. Unlike other early schools that feel more like a Daycare, Wondertree is amazing! There are only a few children in each class and 2 teachers who are very loving and attentive. Every day, they read a book, sing songs, share a snack and learn a new lesson that always includes a fun art project. My mother is a retired elementary school Teacher and is a tough critic. Even she is amazed by the extra efforts put into this program. My little girl is almost 3 and has thrived under the care and teaching of these wonderful people. Thank you Wondertree!