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Our Magical Curriculum

Curriculum

The Magical Years Early Learning Center Inc., uses the Frog Street Curriculum as its main learning tool. This comprehensive curriculum is the perfect fit for every age and stage.

Frog Street is a high quality, researched based curriculum organized into ten skill domains that support integration of curriculum and builds connections between and among all disciplines. The Frog Street curriculum also integrates “Conscious Discipline” strategies to support social and emotional intelligence which in turn supports the cognitive performance of children. 

Frog Street’s early childhood programs are built on four key cornerstones:

  • Early Brain Development Research
  • Developmental Learning Domains
  • Intentional Instruction
  • Social and Emotional Development Emphasis
  • Early Brain Development Research
  • Developmental Learning Domains
  • Intentional Instruction
  • Social and Emotional Development Emphasis
In addition, Frog Street focuses on the following learning domains:

Language Development

  • Language-rich environment
  • Opportunities to sing, read, and talk
  • Skill development in phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, print awareness, vocabulary and comprehension

Social & Emotional Development

  • Building trust
  • Forming healthy attachments
  • Developing impulse control
  • Enhancing social interactions

Cognitive Development

  • Understanding cause-and-effect
  • Thinking critically and creatively to solve child-sized problems
  • Skill development in classification, patterns, one-to-one correspondence, order and sequence, and numeration

Physical Development

  • Fine motor and gross motor skill development
  • Balance, coordination, and control

Approaches to Learning

  • Curiosity, persistence, attention, and communication are woven in and throughout all domains.

In addition, our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms use the Lively Letters and Handwriting without Tears Program. Lively Letters is a research-based and clinically-proven, multi-sensory reading program that turns plain, abstract letters and sounds into lively characters. Created by Nancy Telian, MS, CCC-SLP, forty-seven letters and letter combinations are embedded into colorful pictures that show students what to do with their mouths when making the letter sounds.

Handwriting Without Tears uses multisensory methods to “teach effectively with joy”. The idea is that if you can work with a child’s natural developmental abilities, and teach them in ways they will connect with.

The Magical Years also has a supplemental curriculum developed by the owner, Darcy Kennedy, M, Ed. This supplemental curriculum focuses on strong literacy-based activities and incorporates developmentally appropriate activities and goals in each learning domain.

Halifax

933 Plymouth Street (Route 106)
Halifax, MA 02338
(781) 294-9292
themagicalyearshalifax@gmail.com

Pembroke

212 Schoosett Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
(339) 793-2889
themagicalyearspembroke@gmail.com

Kingston

142 Pembroke Street (Route 27)
Kingston, MA 02364
(781) 585-3842
themagicalyearskingston@gmail.com