Our Diverse Learning & Play Environments
Magic Circle Is Located Inside A Big-Kid School!
Preparing for Kindergarten
Magic Circle Preschool is second to none when it comes to offering your child a positive introduction to their educational career as well as preparing them for Kindergarten (and Grade 1 too).
We understand how to prepare children for Kindergarten not just academically but rather globally. Through play, we will help them understand routines, participation, sharing, patience, communication, empathy, kindness, doing small things on their own and very importantly, knowing how to ask for help.
Since we have the unique opportunity of being in an Elementary School environment, we exploit all that this offers! We can slowly introduce intimidating factors such as recess bells and bigger kids to our Magic Circle Children in a way that feels safe and fun therefore when they enter Kindergarten, it's old news!
As part of our program, in under one week, your child will be miraculously transported into a magical fantasy land and will be so darned excited to find the Principal’s office, the Secretary, the Gym Teacher, the Library, etc., in a way that feels like an exciting adventure for them.
This makes the eventual transition to big-kid school smoother because your child feels confident and knows what to expect.
Our Magical Classroom
Our classroom is organized into Learning Centers that combine materials and toys around common activities. Children can absolutely move freely between these activities with no restriction allowing them to make choices for themselves!
Learning Centers include art tables, the fun puzzle table to develop fine motor and problem solving, the dramatic & active play, sensory experiences, building blocks, music, a science corner, a reading corner with French & English books, a Play-Doh Creations table, and a writing table all set up daily for the children to explore.
See our learning centers in action here.
Our School Gym
Because Magic Circle Preschool is located in an elementary school, we are granted access to a full indoor gym. Physical movement and active games are core to our every day - either outside or in the gym - whether it be for a fast-paced game of tag, silly dancing, ribbon spinning, or team sports.
The children don't feel like they're "exercising", they're just having fun!
A Forest in our Backyard
Also unique to our location is the small forested area next to the school, which offers the children so many wonders to explore and discover. From creepy-crawlies to learning about the seasons, to our exciting scavenger hunts, the forest allows us to spend time in nature and connect the children to the outdoors.
Our Reading Corner
Group storytime is a huge hit, not surprisingly! But so is the opportunity to practice peaceful quiet time in the reading corner and learning to explore their individual interests with books!
Outdoor play time is a priority for us. Because of our unique location, we benefit from the use of a soccer field, schoolyard, play structure, green space, and little toboggan hill in the winter.
To see what a typical day looks like, please see A Day in the Life at Magic Circle.