What began as an after-school program in 1986 eventually evolved into a full-on nursery program once founder, Mary…More O'Connell, recognized the neighborhood's need for Junior Wonders Nursery School.
Since 1992, Junior Wonders has offered 2, 3 and 4-year-old children half-day morning and afternoon classes in the Community Church of the Pelhams. The staff aims to teach self-expression, body coordination, language skills, sharing and school readiness skills and invites guest speakers throughout the year, like members of the Pelham Police and Fire Departments.
Parents get to join in the activities for monthly and seasonal events, including the Halloween Parade and Family Fun Day.
Pelham Manor was originally home to the Siwanoy Indians who sold approximately 9,200 acres (today's Pelham, New…More Rochelle and part of the Bronx) to William Pell in 1654. The Village of Pelham Manor was incorporated into Pelham in 1891.
Today, about 5,500 residents populate the 1.2-square-mile region.
James O'Connor serves as the Village of Pelham Manor's mayor. Village hall houses the police and fire departments.
The Village of Pelham Manor shares its school system with the Village of Pelham. Students have four options for public elementary schools that feed directly to the Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School.
Though Manhattan and neighboring Westchester counties are right nearby, the Village of Pelham Manor's Four-Corner shopping district keeps residents entertained with its coffee shops, restaurants and shopping.