Give your child a

Wonderful  education

project-based learning in a safe,  supportive, & relationship-driven environment

Preschool aged boy in coat and hat, smiling and holding up a worm he found while playing outside at The Wonder Academy.

We are a year-round Peoria preschool seeking to cultivate meaningful learning experiences for children ages 2.5 to 6 years old. Our project-based curriculum mixes play, nature, and hands-on, investigative learning. This allows your preschool-age child to develop his or her social and academic skills the way children learn bestthrough purposeful play and engaging experiences. These authentic learning opportunities encourage collaboration and creativity while building on children's natural curiosity—making learning more meaningful and lessons more memorable.


We offer a safe, secure, and respectful learning environment, professional and degreed teachers, exceptional facilities, enriching extracurriculars, and an app that allows you to receive real-time notifications about your child's day.

What parents are saying:


"We are extremely happy with TWA. TWA continues to go beyond our high expectations..."
"We are very happy we have such a great place for our children. Puts a mother at ease knowing they’re in great hands!"
"Best childcare facility in Peoria and it’s not even close."
"We absolutely love the care [our child] receives. We know he is loved there. He talks daily about Miss Abby and Miss Chasatie... We have never been happier, truly. Thank you!"

Preschool children sitting at table with xylophone, drum, and rhythm sticks reading a poem about trees and using their instruments to keep rhythm.

Our mission is to help the children entrusted to our care obtain the social and academic skills needed to reach their full potential, develop character traits to build healthy, lasting relationships, and gain a leadership mindset that empowers them to impact the world for good.

Have a younger sibling?

Check out The Wonder Playschool.

Choosing the right provider for your child's education is an important decision, and we look to make it as easy as possible. Our young preschool and junior kindergarten classes at The Wonder Academy provide children with a unique, engaging, and high quality approach to early childhood education. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, just give us a call (309-412-5679) or schedule a tour.


7717 N University

Peoria, IL 61615



7:00am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday