Facility

Wondergarten is located south of Shueyville, a few minutes from I-380, on a beautiful country acreage. We have a huge garden, a growing orchard, beautiful woods to explore, as well as a spacious fenced-in yard. Animal husbandry is a large part of our day, as we raise Nigerian Dwarf goats for milking, have a coop full of chickens for eggs, and also take care of our dog, cat, rabbit, and bird!

Your child will be immersed in nature, experiencing an authentic relationship with the animals and land.

Wondergarten is multi-age, seeking to create a diverse community of early childhood learners. Instead of segregating children by age, we prefer the diversity of ability, interest, need, and skill that results from a mixed age group. Our littlest friends are nurtured and adored, our biggest kids learn the responsibility and privilege of being leaders, and everyone is celebrated and supported on their own individual growing journey. Each child has a special place in the “friend family”, and the result is a dynamic set of relationships that span age, gender, and ability level.

Please email Lianna (liannapowers@gmail.com) for more information, or to be put on our waiting list. See “About” for current availability.

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Our backyard before our boardwalk and play area was added!
Our boardwalk for riding bikes and rubber mulch play area, including areas for mud digging, sensory play, outdoor art, and more!
Visiting the nearby horses
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Tree swings are good for the soul!
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Our garden changes every year, but the joy of the process stays the same!
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Our goats are the most lovable companions! We usually have new babies born each spring and fall.
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Cubbies and communication area
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So much to learn from getting to know an animal!
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A carpeted room for comfort and a hard surface room to get messy in!
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Our kitchenette area for eating, art, and more.
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Gutters might be our most treasured prop.
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Our outdoor easel, always ready for a new layer!
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Music is about joy, community, expression, and creativity.

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