About Magic Circle Preschool

30+ Years of Magical Thinking

Our Mission is to provide a preschool program that encourages the development of your child - physically, cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally

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The Magic Circle Way
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The Magic Circle way has been perfected over 3 decades. It encourages self-directed, active, play-based learning. This is because when children are allowed to decide how they will spend their time, they develop qualities such as:

  • autonomy

  • judgment

  • independent decision-making 

  • social give-and-take 

  • initiative

  • exploration 

  • creativity

 

In addition, 3 and 4-year old children develop a reasonable amount of cooperation and compliance, as they begin to understand the rules of group behaviour and they recognize the authority and wisdom of their teachers in safety-related issues.

We establish daily routines and smooth transitions from one activity to another in an upbeat way with our very own Magic Circle songs. (Learn more about our day here

We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be located inside an elementary school! Though we have our own space, entrance, and bathrooms, we get to share the gym and library! Also, being in an elementary school allows them to see the day-to-day and prepares the children for that next step. This way, the hustle & bustle of kindergarten can be less overwhelming. (Learn more about how we prepare children for Kindergarten here

Why the Magic Circle way
is built on play

Magic Circle prioritizes learning through play, just as the Québec educational plan prescribes.

Play is one of the most important and necessary parts of preschool childrens’ development because it promotes and favors their global development while having fun. 

 

Play cultivates cognitive development as childrens’ thinking abilities are stretched. Play encourages new language as they interact with peers, learn new words, and evolve their speech.  The physical activity in play helps develop their motor skills. 

 

Play also helps children work through emotions and learn teamwork. Since play has an inventive nature, it promotes creativity and exploration. Play is spontaneous and there is no expected outcome which means it's all in the childrens’ hands!

 

Next: Learn about how we employ Immersive Thematic Learning in your child's day-to-day activities.

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