Our Curriculum

Inquiry-based learning

 with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math…

  • Exploring in-depth investigations of a topic that is relevant and meaningful to children.
  • Engaging students to make real-world connections through high-level questioning and hands-on experiences.
  • Developing life skills as children use reasoning and critical thinking, collaborate with peers, and seek solutions to problems.

Social-emotional Learning

We implement our own research-based approach to Intentional Positive Behavior Support where teachers are trained to:

  • Model and teach social / emotional development strategies to regulate feelings, thoughts and behaviors
  • Model and teach calming strategies
  • Model and teach conflict resolution
  • Model and teach friendship skills


  • Documentation is a valuable way to support and communicate learning
  • Samples of children's work are collected to show growth, development, and evidence of meeting learning standards
  • Teachers compile work sampling in children's portfolios to review with parents at conferences

Added Activities: (optional with fees)

Our families have the option to sign-up for  Soccer Shots Peoria and / or TumbleBus Boogiebus, who have partnered with us to provide their services at The Wonder Academy on a weekly basis.

Choosing the right provider for your child's education is an important decision, and we look to make it as easy as possible.

Our 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.


6431 N Big Hollow Rd

Peoria, IL 61615



7:00am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday