Our Diverse Learning & Play Environments
Magic Circle Is Located Inside An amazing elementary School!
Preparing for Kindergarten
One of the primary purposes of preschool is to develop a love of learning in every child. 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 elementary school.
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 at Sherbrooke Academy Sr., we enjoy 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. With this exposure, when they enter Kindergarten, it's old news!
As part of our program, your child will be miraculously transported into the magical fantasy land of the Principal’s office, the Secretary's office, the Gym, 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 "Playing to learn Stations". Children can absolutely move freely between these play stations with no restriction allowing them to make choices for themselves!
"Play to learn" centers include "puzzles and logic table", "Writing table" the dramatic play corner, the sensory section, building blocks on the mats, a science corner, a reading corner with French & English books, a Play-Doh Creations table, and "dress up ^ house" corner.
See our learning centers in action here.
Our School Gym
Because Magic Circle Preschool is located in Sherbrooke Academy, we have a daily slot in the 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" and developing their gross motor skills - they're just having fun!
A Forest in our Backyard
Also unique to our location is the small forested area right out our window!. The little forest 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 playtime is a priority for us. Because of our unique location, without crossing a street we have:
a tobogganing hill
3 play structures
a soccer field
To see what a typical day looks like, please see A Day in the Life at Magic Circle.