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Magic Hours Child Development Center

8330 Westmore Rd.
San Diego, CA 92126

Phone:
(858) 271-8383

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Our preschool follows the premise that a high quality child achievement center considers the total child. The social, emotional, physical, and educational goals of our curriculum have been created by professional educators to serve the learning needs of your child during the formative years. We feel confident that your child will have the opportunity to grow to his or her own needs and abilities. Our preschool is operated on a non-discriminatory basis, according equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, religion, or national ancestry. The school is licensed for operation by the State of California, Department of Social Services, which sets minimum standards for administrations, personnel, program and equipment. Our preschool meets or exceeds all state and local requirements.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our preschool follows the premise that a high quality child achievement center considers the total
child. The social, emotional, physical, and educational goals of our curriculum have been created by professional educators to serve the learning needs or abilities. Our preschool is operated on a non-discriminatory basis, according equal treatment and access to services without regards to race, color, religion, or national ancestry. The school is licensed for operation by the State of California and the Department of Social Services, which sets minimum standards for administrators, personnel, program and equipment. Our preschool meets or exceeds all state local requirements.

(Excerpted from website)

A Typical Day

DAILY SCHEDULE

6:00-7:30 Arrival/Breakfast/Free Choice Activity
7:30-8:30 Free Choice Open Table Activities
8:30--9:00 Outdoor Play
9:00-9:30 A.M. Snack/Clean Up
9:30-10:00 Language & Circle Time
10:00-10:30 Music & Movement
10:30-11:15 Outdoor/Physical Movement
11:15-11:45 Art Activities
11:45-12:00 Story Time
12:00-1:00 Lunch Time
1:000-3:00 Rest Time
3:00-3:30 Snack Time & Clean Up
3:30-4:15 Math & Science
4:15-5:00 Outdoor Play Time
5:00-5:15 Story Time
5:15-6:00 Indoor Free Play

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation