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 education 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. We will work on developing their executive functions which in turn will enhance their academic success.
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 new "school" things 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 go to the full indoor gym every single day! This allows Physical movement and active games to be at the core of our program- 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
At our preschool, we offer a unique learning experience with our perfect little forest in our backyard. Our classroom boasts large floor-to-ceiling windows facing the forest, creating an amazing backdrop for peaceful learning. We believe in the importance of children having the opportunity to play and learn outside, and our little forest provides just that. From watching the leaves change to finding creepy crawlies, the opportunities that our forest offers are unique.
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.