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Infant and Toddler Programs

Separated Program

Small Wonder Childcare (1-2 Years)

This full day childcare program for children ages 1-2 is designed to encourage active learning and meaningful engagement with others through a consistent classroom routine and nurturing teachers. Through teacher-directed and open-ended play experiences, children strengthen language, ignite curiosity, develop problem-solving skills, and build confidence — all in a warm and creative environment. Each day includes open play, circle time with songs, fingerplays and rhymes, story time, gross motor play, dance and bubbles, and sensory exploration. Snack time, lunch and rest are also part of the daily routine.

Registration is now available for the winter term on our Riverside Campus (175 Riverside Boulevard at 68th Street).

Class days and times

  • Riverside Campus: January 8-August 23, Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

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Toddlers playing with bubbles in a colorful daycare room at Small Wonder Childcare.


Non-Separated Programs

Attend with a trusted adult

Wee Wonder (3-12 Months)

Our Wee Wonder program is a warm and nurturing classroom experience for infants 3-12 months old and their parent or caregiver. It offers developmentally appropriate activities designed to strengthen your child's social, emotional, language, and early literacy growth. For this early childhood education program, each class includes exploration with floor toys, tummy time, movement activities, circle time with songs, finger plays and baby sign language, a lullaby, and a good-bye with bubbles.

Registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open. Wee Wonder sessions are offered for fall, winter, and spring terms on both our Riverside Campus (175 Riverside Boulevard at 68th Street) and 94th Street Campus (705 Columbus Avenue). Register for one or two classes per week per term, with a discount offered for the second class.

Class Days and Times

  • Riverside Campus: Tuesdays, 1:15-2 pm and Fridays, 10:45-11:30 am
  • 94th Street Campus: Wednesdays, 11-11:45 am and Thursdays, 1:15-2 pm 

Register for Wee Wonder at Riverside Campus

Register for Wee Wonder at 94th Street Campus

Small Wonder (1-2.5 Years)

For children ages 1-2.5 years and their trusted adult, this preschool-readiness program is designed to encourage active learning and meaningful engagement with others through a consistent classroom routine. Through teacher-directed and open-ended play experiences, children strengthen language, ignite curiosity, develop problem-solving skills, and build confidence — all in a nurturing, lively and creative environment. Each class includes open play, circle time with songs, fingerplays and rhymes, snack and story time, gross motor play, dance and bubbles in the gym, sensory exploration, and a lullaby goodbye.

Registration is now available for the winter term (January-March) on our Riverside Campus (175 Riverside Boulevard at 68th Street).

Class Days and Times

  • Riverside Campus: Monday-Friday mornings at 8:30-10 am or 10:30 am-12 pm
  • Riverside Small Wonder Summer Camp
    • Monday -Thursday: 8:45-10:15 am or 11 am-12:30 pm
    • Session A: June 17-27
    • Session B: July 7-27

Register for Small Wonder at Riverside Campus

For more information, email smallwonder@dwight.edu

Families enrolled in Small Wonder who are applying to the 2s program are eligible for early notification per ISAAGNY (Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York), of which Dwight is a member school.