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Welcome to Magic Hours

As the first preschool center built in Mira Mesa, family owned and operated Magic Hours Childrens’ Center has been serving the generational needs of our community since 1972.

Our mission is to provide a quality day, every day, for every child in our care. We begin with providing a safe and loving atmosphere that is centered on age appropriate academic curriculum, enveloping diversity of culture and subject matter to best prepare children for future success in education.

Located in the heart of Mira Mesa, Magic Hours Childrens' Center is a preschool that offers highly trained, dedicated teachers and staff who provide childcare and educational curriculum. By encouraging children's natural curiosity and wonder within a supportive, rich environment, our school becomes the perfect place for children to play, laugh and discover.

Magic Hours Childrens' Center follows the premise that a high quality child achievement center considers the total development of each child. With an academically based program, we are defined as a Preschool and not just a Day-Care center. Our professional educators have created curriculum to serve the learning needs of your child during the formative years.

Our System Four Curriculum encourages learning and development in the areas of social, emotional, physical and educational goals. We feel confident that your child will have the opportunity to grow to his or her own needs and abilities with our educational guidance.

Our preschool is operated on a non-discriminatory basis, according equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, religion, gender or national ancestry.

Magic Hours Childrens' Center 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.

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We are licensed for children ages 2 years to 6 years old.

What Parents Are Saying

Our family was with Magic Hours for three years before moving on to Kindergarten. The offer a wonderful program and the Directors are very connected with the families and children. They have a great calendar to keep you informed of your child’s daily activities. The site is small enough that each teacher knows your child when you walk in the door.

Carrie F


What Parents Are Saying

Being in the education field made my choice for daycare very meticulous. My son has been attending magic hours for almost 2 years now and I have to say that it has been an excellent experience.
Every child starts with an anxiety of separation but adding the fact that English wasn't his first language made things harder. The teachers were very patient and nice. They played, joked and gave him the attention needed to help him feel safe and allowed a fast integration to the class. He now is very fluent in English and loves magic hours.

Thank you for making my son's days "great"( his word everyday!)

Sivine H


What Parents Are Saying

I love and trust the staff at Magic Hours. I worry more than the average person and when I drop my daughter off for the day, I know she is in good hands. I highly recommend this place.

Edith S.