Both current Parents and Alumni : Please feel free to add your comments about the preschool, the teachers, the program, etc to the website by filling in the form at the bottom of the page. 


Thank you.
  
Sue


 
  CARMEL
Friday, June 15, 2018
My 2 babies graduated from Magic Circle.  Can't say enough good things about Sue and Carmela (and Miss Kelly too).  Greatest Preschool in all the West Island!!! We will miss you all soooooo much :(
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  James Newcomb
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Our son has just completed his second year at Magic Circle and we cannot say enough about Mrs. Fitzgerald & Mme. Carmela! These two wonderful teachers cared for our son as if he was their own and that is more comforting than anything else as a parent as we searched for a safe and caring environment. 

The classroom environment they have chosen (inside an Sherbrooke Academy Sr.) was a militating factor in our decision process as it allows for easy transition to Kindergarten as they will have access to the library, gymnasium and all other common school areas. It becomes a familiar environment and in my opinion will be a less stressful integration into the elementary system.

We will miss these ladies as we now turn to kindergarten and cannot thank them enough for what they have done over the past 2 years! As you consider your preschool options, just know that your child will not find a warmer environment than Magic Circle Preschool!
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  Sarah
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
There’s one word the sums up magic circle and the teachers and that word is MAGICAL! Sue and Carmela are amazing with the children and they keep them engaged and constantly learning throughout the year. I was always impressed with how much effort they put into each theme. The children learned through stories, poems, songs, crafts, dress up, guest speakers, and field trips. They also fostered a love of reading through weekly library visits and physical activity through time at the gym. My son just finished his first year and is already talking about what he will do next year and my daughter can not wait to begin in the fall. I would recommend Magic Circle preschool without hesitation and a thank Sue and Carmela from the bottom of my heart for all they have done for my children.
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  Andrea
Sunday, June 10, 2018
My daughter's experience at Magic Circle preschool has far exceeded my expectations.  The weekly themes are so thoughfully planned out and so detailed. I love that she has learned so much, but all through exploration and play with her friends.  It is amazing to me to hear her explain things to her older sister with great confidence - how the digestive system works, what a gondola is, where meteorites come from!  She is so happy to go to school each morning, loves her teachers and her friends, and comes back each afternoon with lots of wonderful stories about her day.  I am grateful that her first experience away from home has been and continues to be such a positive one.
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  Magda Mamon
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Sue and Carmela are absolutely wonderful loving ladies and great educators. They were like 2nd moms to my daughter and their program is incredible. They offer so many activities and countless educational playtime to the children. The themes throughout the year are varied and interesting. My daughter was always happy & excited. Definitely, recommend Magic Circle preschool to anyone looking for a fantastic and safe environment. Will always remember these last 3 years:)
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  Erin Morehouse
Sunday, June 10, 2018
I am so happy we found Magic Circle. So happy that each of our 4 children spent 2 years with these wonderful women. They were loved, taught, prepared for what school and life  had in store for them., all through play and discovery. We gained an extended family too!
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  Katie
Sunday, June 10, 2018
This school is WAY more than your average daycare/pre-k program. In the 2 years my daughter attended we became a part of a family. The 2 educators truly love the children as their own, both were sobbing through the graduation ceremony. We were reminded of just how much they do with a montage of video taken throughout the year. Composed of clips from each “theme” from farm life to the rainforest, Native American culture to Italy, the clips show the students and teachers exploring through elaborate play. They build a jungle, make their own pasta, an epic Christmas hunt for escaped gingerbread men, it’s endless! Every day is a new adventure and the teachers spare no effort (or mess!) to make it special for the children. My daughter is a now a fountain of knowledge on a huge variety of subjects but more than that she has learned the most valuable social skills and has made incredible memories. 
 
 
  Amanda
Saturday, June 9, 2018
After months of searching for the right preschool for our three year old daughter, my husband and I decided to enroll her at Magic Circle. When I sent our little one off on her first day, I knew that Sue and Carm were going to be more than teachers. They proved to be the most caring and dedicated educators I have met. They offer such a creative learning environment that is enhanced by their ability to connect with each child and love them as if they are their own. My daughter has learned so much more than I could have imagined. If you are looking for a fun and stimulating preschool for your child you must check this one out. The children have so much fun that they don’t even realize how much they are learning, what more can you ask for? 
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  Jen
Friday, June 8, 2018
A truly incredible school with incredible teachers. Sue and Carmela are one of a kind. Their love for the children is one of the things that makes this school so special. Knowing you are leaving your child in loving and caring hands makes all the difference. My daughter has a health condition and Sue and Carmela were amazing at accommodating her needs to the best of their abilities. It gave me comfort in knowing that she was in good hands.  The themed weeks makes learning so much fun for the kids. It's amazing to see the amount of time and effort put into each of these themes to ensure the kids have the best learning experience. My daughter simply loves going to school and we have Magic Circle (Sue and Carmela) to thank for that.   
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  Samantha Molino-Jardin
Friday, June 8, 2018
Where do I start? This is our 3rd year with Sue and Carm. Our first born graduated from here last summer and was prepared beyond belief for his first year at Kindergarden. So much so that his teacher asked us which preschool he attended. We live in St-Lazare and don't even hestitat to send them as we know that our little ones are loved, well cared for and well prepared for their big debut in Kindergarden. Sue and Carm genuinely love what they do and care deeply for each child. Their themes are out of this world and they are constantly coming with fun and new activities to engage each child, which is a difficult task as no two kids learn the same way. My kids adore the themes and are constantly impressing me with the knowledge they bring home, both in English and in French! %u200BTrusting your child, especially so young, is so difficult, but within days you feel at ease and have peace of mind knowing that they are being cared for by these two amazing ladies. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this pre-school. We love them!
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  Alana Edwards
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Magic Circle is just that... its MAGICAL. The way that Sue and Carmela grab the attention of these little minds and make them so eager to learn it amazing. From themed weeks, to guest speakers, to outings. Everyday is something new and exciting for the kids to learn. My son comes home and can't wait to tell us the cool stuff he learned that day. Bugs, Dinosaurs, Native Americans, Rain forest... the list of amazing themes goes on and on. Not only are their themes fun, but they even dress up to match alot of them. The growth my son has experienced since September is just mind blowing and we owe it all to them and their creativity. Any child would be so lucky to have a Magic Circle experience! Thank you ladies for your dedication and love for our children. What you do is simple remarkable! 
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  Ameeta Kohli
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
I am truly grateful that I chose Magic Circle for my daughter. Sue & Carmela genuinely love all the children enrolled and take time to get to know them. I am amazed at all they do for the kids to excite their imagination from exciting themes,  guest speakers and hands on approach to all things creative to stimulate the kids young minds while emphasizing empathy and kindness. Thank you so much for all you do. I know my daughter will have an amazing head start in Kindergarten and a curiosity and hunger to learn thanks to you two.  Many Thanks from our family.  
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  Laurie Hartlen
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Simple. The most heartfelt, engaging, fun, well-thought out, detail oriented, let them be kids, teach them something new everyday, get them started out right in life preschool available! We simply love Magic Circle preschool, not only for the most important reason (the kids) but also for all the memories and friendships that formed and forged. Highly recommend. Highly Highly.
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  Laura Brozovic
Monday, January 9, 2017
I truly think that magic circle started my daughters off on the right foot for kindergarten. Because of this fantastic school, my girls started 'the big school' with the utmost confidence in themselves. Magic circle gave them a love for learning...
My daughter, who is in her first year of high school is still friends with girls that she once played with at age 3!
My youngest in grade 1, still has her very favorite friends from her MC class. 
My memories of this pre-school always make me smile...at times even bring tears to my eyes. 
From the bottom of my heart I say "thank you Sue, Carm and Frank, for everything you have done! "
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  Desta Klemm
Monday, January 9, 2017
  These yrs at Magic Circle were truly "magical" as the name suggests. Lifetime connections were made with the teachers, with the kids who are still close (even in high school) and amongst the parents who became an incredible support network to one another. We had six amazing yrs with the preschool since all three of our kids attended. They loved going and to this day they cry looking back at all the fun memories laid out on the videos they received at grad. I can't express enough what a special and positive experience this ended up being. My kids say that they had no idea they were learning so so much at that time because they were doing it via play. They discovered that most topics explored at preschool surfaced in later school yrs and it helped them feel prepared and confident with learning. Now they realize when watching the preschool videos that they had been given such a great base for moving forward socially and academically. The teachers go over and above what might be expected to make it a magical experience for all. It helped shape them to go out and chase their dreams while enjoying the journey. It also helped one of mine overcome severe shyness and later enjoy success in public speaking competitions and daily life. What a turnaround . The teachers are A plus!!!!!! They love the kids and really dive into what they do in such creative ways. They also do tons in French which helped my kids get into specialized French programs in high school. I recommend this preschool to all who are looking.  
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  Alex Rowland
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
My two sons learned many things at Magic Circle while having lots of fun. Thank-you Sue and Carmela for preparing them for kindergarten! Magic Circle was highly recommended to me by a friend and I wholeheartedly recommend it too.
 
 
  MIna Manfredi
Monday, February 22, 2016
 This Preschool was a great learning experience for both my kids.  They are 10 and 12 years old and still talk about what they did who they met and what they learned. Ryan was the Zamboni still remembers that, Marin met amazing friends and till this day she is still with them. Sue and Carmella you are two loving and caring and fun teachers.  Budd Family  
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  Heather
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
 You look amazing Sue!You haven't changed in all these years.Always fond memories from Christmas Park  School Beaconsfield.Haley is now just turning 17 years old and we've moved several times since Montreal.It's nice to see you are still doing what you're sopassionate doing.You are a gift to all children and their families thatyou've touched.Would love to hear from you sometime.Have a Very Merry Christmas and a New Yearwith much happiness always.Take Care,Heather and Haley McIntosh
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  Kathryn Pryce
Saturday, February 4, 2012
 I think Magic circle is a wonderful place for children.  I feel Samantha is enjoying every day and is gradually becoming more confident and outgoing.When I pick her up there is always a smile on her face, so the teachers are doing a wonderful job.
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  Laurie Hartlen
Friday, June 3, 2011
Here I am, 3 years later, child #2 and as axcited as the first time to get to go to Magic Circle Preschool.  One of the funnest things about Preschool is when your 3 year old child suddenly tells you something that you didn't even know, and that he just learned, or starts to sing a fun song that you didnt teach him.  Then you really see the impact on development that Magic Circle preschool has!  The kids thirve there and they love to be with Sue & Carmella! Thank you, again, for all the love & hard work!  Your dedication is so precious to me. Ill see you again with #3 xoxxoxoxox 
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  Tahlia
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Our little girl is starting kindergarten.

Getting her prepared for this moment, we thought having her enrolled in magic circle preschool would be the perfect transition. Well, instead it put our daughter’s standards too high. The first thing that Tahlia said when we were on way to meet her new kindergarten teachers was (and I literally quote) “I don’t think they will be better than Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mme Carmella”. Hihihihi.

Thank you for having taken such good care of our little opera singing princess. You will both always have a special place in our hearts. More importantly, the true test of appreciation is not what we thought of you but what Tahlia thought of you; and let me tell you that she purely loves you both to pieces.   

 
 
  Desta Klemm
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I am so so so thankful that I somehow took a leap of faith and signed my daughter up for Magic Circle Preschool.  She was so shy at three years old that I thought maybe she wasn't ready for  preschool.  Thank goodness I was wrong !!!  Elyssa is the same vibrant girl my husband and I saw at home, but now thanks to you wonderful teachers she  is ready and able to show this side of herself to the rest of the world.  I look back and am so thankful that I didn't shelter her until kindergarden.  Magic Circle completely prepared her.   The funny thing is she didn't even know she was being prepared for anything.  She had so much fun right from day one and felt so safe with the two of you.  You both have gone over and above what a parent might expect from a preschool.  You are so passionate about what you do and so creative with your classes.  Someone asked me why I drive from one side of the Island to the other for preschool when I have one around the corner.  I answered that now that I have experienced what these two teachers have given my child I would probably drive for hours if I had to.  The ride  is soooooooooo worth it.   You are very special people and have made the experience magical for the parents and the children.  Hey check out what I mean.  School is over for the summer.  It ended over a week ago now.  As I am writing this note  Elyssa is currently opening a letter in the mail from you.  See what I am talking about.  Over and above !  Not just because of the letter.  I am talking about all the little things you think of for these kids day in and day out and the kind hearted approach you have with them all.    She will never ever forget you and neither will we.  We can;t wait for our son and daughter to experience it as well.     You both must eat, sleep and dream preschool to make it what it is.  Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you !  Your time and effort means so much.

Desta Klemm 

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  Mina Manfredi
Friday, June 13, 2008
 My daughter has learned so much from you both. You truly are amazeing teachers and a 2nd mom to our children. Thank-you so much for taking care of her for two years. Now my son will start a new journey and I know he will enjoy it just as much as Marin. She will miss you !

Thanks for being you...

Mina
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  Karen Hovey
Friday, June 13, 2008

Signing my daughter up for Magic Circle was the best thing I ever did. Mrs.Fitzgerald and Mme Carmella are the most special ladies around. I never saw then have an off day. They always had a smile on their faces and unending patience. My daughter thrived so much during her two years in the program. My daughter has learned so much and she is excited about going to kindergarten because she is so well prepared from things she learned at Magic Cirlce. I would definitely recommend Magic Circle to any one I know that is looking for a pre school. I doubt you will find any other place where your child will learn so much, will be so well loved and taken care of. 

Karen Hovey

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  Laurie Hartlen
Monday, September 24, 2007
There is no better place for a child to be than at MCPS. The lessons & fun Mrs Fitzgerald & Mme Carmela provide are so fantastic that its hard to describe. Even my shy child couldn't wait to be there and was dismayed every day that she didn't get to go. Thank you for your work and your love for these kids...they learn so much.
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  Shelley Hayden
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Ben loved his two years at MCPS and Camela & Sue, he will miss you both very much. So will I. You are like family to us because you have played such an important role in all three of my children's education. Ben learned so many lessons, from counting to science and more importantly about caring for other people and how to show it. We are a better family for having known you two. Thank you so much. Shelley
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  Mina Manfredi
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
My daugher Marin loves going to school. She loves new songs, plays with her friends and enjoys the theme that you have every week. She will miss you this summer but will return in the fall. Have a great summer and thank-you for taking good care of her. Mina
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  Claire Goodman
Monday, March 19, 2007
Both Michael and I thank you Sue and Carmela for the last 2 1/2 years spent in your care. Your dedication, warmth, smiles, wonderful sense of humour, hard work, amazing imagination made it all truly magic for Michael. Most of all the love you have for Michael and all the children you touch is most special. Thanks you so so much. Claire G. xox
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  Carmela Guerriero
Monday, March 19, 2007
My daughter's experience at MCPS has been one filled with pure happiness, enriching education and mostly love..love..love from her two teachers, Mme Carmela and Mrs. Fitzgerald. Each Sunday evening somes her weekly question....Am I going to school tomorrow? She looks so forward to enjoying her day at MCPS and each time I pick her up ( after school ), she has a story to tell about her day at school. This is a pre-school that I recommend to any parent who is looking to provide an environment for their child that is filled with knowledge, safety, fun, entertainment and lots of hugs and loves from their teachers. Amazing job done Mrs. Fitzgerald!! Katrina's mom!
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