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Magic Cottage School

481 Harper Avenue
Morrisville, PA 19067

Phone:
(215) 295-0229

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Magic Cottage uses the innovative and exciting High Scope Curriculum, which is based on Piaget's developmental learning theoris and stresses individualized education. No two children are the same. Ages, learning rates, and learning styles vary, so our teaching guidelines expand and adapt to support growth. We provide the basic classroom structure and guidance that lets children continue to excel at their own rate.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6 Week Age Minimum
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Free Play
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. - Story
9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Playtime
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. - Snack
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. - Outdoor Buggy Ride
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Music
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Art
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Nap
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Snack
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. - Outdoor Buggy Ride
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. - Playtime
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Pick Up
Toddler Daily Schedule
Developmentally Ready to 3 Years
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. - Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Constructive Free Play
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. - Story or Song
9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Planning and Work Time
10:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. - Clean-Up
10:25 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Snack and Recall
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. - Activity Time
10:50 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - Group Time
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. - Circle Activity
11:30 a.m. - Dismissal for Half-Day Children
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Wash and Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Rest
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Wake-Up and Clean-Up
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Snack
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. - Constructive Free Play
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Planning and Work Time
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. - Clean-Up
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Circle Activity and Pick-Up
Pre-School & Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule
3 Years to 5 Years
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Constructive Free Play
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. - Readiness
9:10 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. - Planning
9:25 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Work Time
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. - Clean-Up
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Snack and Recall
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. - Group Time
10:50 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - Activity
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. - Circle Activity
11:30 a.m. - Dismissal for Half-Day Children
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Wash & Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Rest
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. - Wake-Up and Clean-Up
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Snack
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Story or Song
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Planning and Work Time
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. - Clean-Up
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Constructive Free Play
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. - Wash Hands and Face
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Circle Activity and Pick-Up
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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