And the plant?

I was gardening with my preschool group. For some of them it was the first time having this experience. We prepared the soil, planted the seed and watered our “garden”. As soon as we were done some of my students said - And the plant? Why don’t we see it come out? I...
Baking cakes

Baking cakes

As a preschool teacher, I get to see engaged children playing with others. What happens when we allow them to create their own play is amazing. These four girls were busy baking cakes. From an educational point of view, this is what I saw: Meaningful conversations....

I thought you were on the “Save the World Team”, Mom!

I thought you were on the “Save the World Team”, Mom!

It was a busy morning like any other school morning in my kitchen. Prepping lunches, making breakfast, washing dishes, signing classroom papers, reminding everyone to brush their teeth and saying the time to make sure no one misses the bus… I am sure you get the...

Making It Beautiful

Making It Beautiful

Yesterday we started planting flowers in our preschool. The children were in charge. This is a simple and powerful activity. Simple because children are basically digging holes and planting flowers in them. Powerful because the conversations between them were deep....

What makes Magic Oak special?

What makes Magic Oak special?

At Magic Oak we believe early experiences shape the future years. With that in mind, we create days that are filled with interesting activities and loving teachers. Our teachers have a degree in early childhood and are passionate about the first years. At Magic Oak,...

Make the investment

Make the investment

Sometimes I discover myself nostalgic looking at my children’s baby albums and I get teary eyed anytime I read a parenting article about having only 18 summers. Yes, it is true! You blink, and you are signing them for driving ed school. You blink, and you find...

You are doing a good job mama!

You are doing a good job mama!

To the moms of young children asking themselves “Am I doing a good job as a mom?” You are doing a good job, momma, if you feel your heart smile when you are with your child. You are doing a good job, momma, if your child, most of the time, understands and follows the...

Magic Oak Turns One

Magic Oak Turns One

Many of you know our story. Magic Oak has been a dream in the making for quite some time. We have spent years studying how to create learning environments for little ones, we have dedicated our time to connect with young children, we have been meeting with families to...

My Own Mask

My Own Mask

Last week, I had a nice surprise; I heard a group of 3-year-old children walking in the hallway making different noises. When I got close to them, I noticed they were wearing different kinds of masks. A boy said to me -I am a horse, I made my mask-. A girl said to me...

What does it mean to be a preschool teacher?

What does it mean to be a preschool teacher?

Teacher Appreciation Day is celebrated this week. Teaching preschool is not just a sweet job. Often people go “AWE CUTE” when I say I teach preschool. Yes! There are many moments when you experience tenderness while working with little people. However, being a...

Inspiration for our name

Inspiration for our name

Why did we name our preschool “Magic Oak”? We have an oak tree in the heart of the playground. It is our hope that children play around the oak, that they build stories and invent games under the oak’s shade. We wish children spend time enjoying the wonderful outdoors...

Resources for parents

Resources for parents

Recommended sites for parents and teachers: NAEYC The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by...

Magic Oak in a nutshell

Magic Oak in a nutshell

It is a preschool for 18 month old to 4 year old children Programs are offered in three modalities: T-Th / M-W-F / M-T-W-Th-F Schedule is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The learning program is innovative, respects the child as a unique learner, and considers the enriched...

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