Our Philosophy

Wonderbloom is based in an outdoor classroom. We take a holistic approach to learning by focusing on Mind (developmentally-appropriate school readiness), Body (yoga and organic nutrition), and Soul (relationships with each other and nature). Our ratios are small with no more than 8 students per adult.

Mind

Wonderbloom teachers are trained to engage your child's natural curiosity in order to take advantage of learning opportunities. We base our curriculum on developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and current early childhood research. Each day we incorporate kindergarten readiness skills through a holistic and play-based approach using materials and topics from the natural world.

Body

Children love to experiment with moving their bodies. Yoga is a great way to encourage body awareness, as well as gross motor skills (balance), intellectual skills (following a sequence), and emotional skills (mindfulness and impulse control). Nutrition is another way to help children honor their bodies. Each class includes a healthy, organic snack with a variety of local foods.

Soul

Respecting each other and the natural world is built into everything we do. We model and promote empathy to foster healthy peer relationships. Additionally, children will learn to care for our on-site chickens and garden. Surplus produce is donated by the children to the food pantry. We emphasize environmental stewardship by using recycled materials, reusable dishes, eco cleaners, and local ingredients.

Mission Statement

The mission of Wonderbloom is a) Provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate, early childhood education and childcare in a safe and nurturing environment, b) Hire qualified, dedicated, and enthusiastic teachers who embrace the importance of nature-based learning, c) Provide this unique learning opportunity to high-risk populations via scholarships, d) promote primary caregivers as the most influential person in the child’s life by incorporating them as volunteers in the classroom, school, and Board, and e) Utilize current empirical research in lesson planning, interaction, and child guidance. 

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Wonderbloom is a mission of Almitas Foundation

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