Mme 'Caramel' (left) and Mrs 'Gerald' (right) have been great friends for many years. We will love and treat your ch
Mme "Caramel" (left) and Mrs "Gerald" (right) have been great friends for many years. We will love and treat your children as if they were our own.
Mrs Sue Fitzgerald (Owner / Teacher)

6 years preschool teacher for city of Kirkland
22 years owner / teacher Magic Circle Preschool
Early Childhood teaching certification 
References available upon request


Mrs Carmela Polson (Teacher)

12 yrs as teacher Magic Circle Preschool
Early Childhood teaching certification 


 
MAGIC CIRCLE PRESCHOOL OBJECTIVES:
 
To provide a program that encourages the development of the child - physically, cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally. The program encourages self-directed, active, play-based learning. When children are allowed to decide how they will spend their time, they develop qualities such as autonomy, judgement, independent decision making, social give-and-take, initiative, exploration and creativity. In addition, children develop a reasonable amount of compliance, they understand the rules of group behavior and they accept the authority and wisdom of their teachers in safety related issues.
 
Indoor space is organized into learning centers which combine materials and equipment around common activities. Learning centers can include art, manipulatives, dramatic play, sensory experiences, blocks, music, science, math, books, language arts, woodworking, cooking and a variety of other areas that fit the unique interests, developmental needs, and characteristics of a group of children and teachers.
 
Learning centers allow children to make choices from a range of available, developmental appropriate activities.
 
 
 
 
PLAY
 
Play is one of the most important and necessary part of a child’s day. Play serves as a means of learning about and making sense of the world. It is essential to all aspects of children’s development. It is an activity which is concerned with the whole of his being, not with just one small part of him and to deny him the right to play is to deny him the right to live and grow. Play promotes mastery as children practice skills;  it furthers cognitive development as thinking abilities are stretched: it involves language, encouraging new uses, it involves physical activity; it helps children work through emotions; its inventive nature makes it creative; it is often a socializing event; Beyond all that, it provides a way for children to assimilate and integrate their life experiences. Play is a serious undertaking necessary to healthy development for all children.


 
PRESCHOOL HOURS (4 YEAR OLDS) :        
4 DAY PROGRAM 
 

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs : 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$60.00 Registration Fee +  $312.00 per month
(+ small Field Trip fee to be determined)

The children should bring a lunch from home on these days.

Friday is an optional day for an extra $ 67.00 per month.
 


PRESCHOOL HOURS (3 YEAR OLDS) :        
3 OR 4 DAY PROGRAM  

 
Tues, Wed, Thurs : 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
$60.00 Registration Fee + $205.00 per month
(+ small Field Trip fee to be determined)

OR

Tues, Wed, Thurs : 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$60.00 Registration Fee + $260.00 per month
(+ small Field Trip fee to be determined)

OR

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs : 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$60.00 Registration Fee + $312.00 per month
(+ small Field trip fee to be determined)

The children should bring a lunch from home on these days.

Friday is an optional day for an extra $ 67.00 per month.

** Please note that if there is a time conflict in either program, come and see us, and we'll see if we can help.