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 children during their formative years. We feel each child will have the opportunity to grow to his or her own needs and abilities.
Our preschool is operated on a non-discriminatory basis, affording 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 requirements. A copy of the State of California Title 22 Manual of Policies and Procedures for the Community Care Licensing Division is available for review in the office and on their web at http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/ord/PG587.htm
• Children develop knowledge of their world through active interactions with caregivers, peers, materials, and events.
• Learning is sequential, building on prior understandings and experiences.
• Learning proceeds at different rates in each area and each child; children will show a range of skills and understandings in any one area of development.
• Learning in each area is interconnected. Young children learn best through experiences, which incorporate several areas of development.
• Learning is embedded in a culture. Children learn best when their learning activities are rooted in a familiar cultural context.
• Learning begins in the family, continues in early care and education settings, and depends on parent involvement and caregiver guidance.
As a second generation Magic Hours employee, Ms. Holly began her career as an Early Childhood Education Management expert in 1990. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.
Ms. Ginette joined Magic Hours in 2012. She has over 20 years of experience working with young children and is a long time Mira Mesa resident. She is currently completing her administrative early childhood education course work at National University.
With over 10 years of experience as an early childhood educator, Ms. Sarah joined our team in January 2016. Ms. Sarah implements the philosophy that "Children's early years are learning years. Let's start them off with confidence and encouragement."
Joining Magic Hours in 2008, Ms. Zinnia implements common core curriculum philosophies to our transitional kindergarten program in Room 3. She has several years of experience teaching preschool and pre-kindergarten.
As a student alumni of Magic Hours, Ms. Chloe has been a part of our Magic Hours family from the beginning! Ms. Chloe is a third generation employee of this preschool, with experience and education directed towards meeting the needs of children 12 months to 12 years of age.
Ms. Amber joined Magic Hours in 2003. With a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a Master's degree in Literacy, Ms. Amber provides curriculum support to all age groups in our program.
Working with all ages, Ms. Atyah has been a dedicated employee with Magic Hours since joining us after completing her child development course work at Miramar College in 1997!
Joining Magic Hours in 2015, Ms. Melissa team teaches with Ms. Atyah in Room 2. She has several years of experience teaching preschoolers and provides an encouraging and nurturing approach to her teaching philosophy.
Ms. Jessica joined our team in November of 2016 after moving to San Diego from New York. She has completed a Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education and team teaches our Transitional Kindergarten program with Ms. Zinnia. Ms. Jessica enjoys encouraging hands on activities, adding new experiences of learning for each child every day.