About The Magical Years
The Magical Years Early Learning Center offers unique, developmentally appropriate based programs for children ages 4 weeks through 8 years, that focus on the needs of the whole child physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively and familial. All staff members recognize the importance of the teacher-child interactions and strive to establish and maintain warm and trusting relationships with children and their families. Activities and routines are based on sound developmentally appropriate practices and build on the child’s natural curiosity and problem solving abilities. Children participate in many movement, music, play and language activities and have the opportunities to work and play in small and large groups as well as individually. Our child centered philosophy reflects an understanding of the needs of young children.
We do not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.
Our mission at the Magical Years is to allow children to expand their individual potential through exposure to visual arts, music, dance and drama in a developmentally appropriate environment. Our programs are designed to provide the best possible learning atmosphere to help children develop cognitive, creative, social, emotional and physical skills. Using a creative curriculum, children are encouraged to develop decision-making and problem solving abilities to enhance self-esteem and independence.
Our values are deeply instilled within The Magical Years culture. Together, they form a dedicated and steady path to guide in decisions, interactions, and community experiences.
Children are the heart of our school and we teach with L.O.V.E.
The Importance of the Arts
Everything a child does, before he has learned to imitate others, is creative. The more the adult can preserve and cultivate the child’s natural creativeness, the more enjoyable all his activities will be. (Mettler, 1979)
We at the Magical Years feel as though the arts are the core of education. Movement, Music, and Visual Art as an educational modality enrich children in a variety of ways. It not only educates children physically, emotionally and intellectually, but it also builds self confidence and integrity. The arts leave no child left behind and we hope that you too can be a part of your child’s involvement in the arts. We encourage parents to join us for a period of time during the day so that you can see for yourself the benefit’s the arts have for your children.