Magic Carpet Pre-School

★★★★☆

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I would not even consider sending one of my children here again. I made that mistake once, never again. These people must have the education level of about a 10 year old, or are still stuck in the 60's during a time in which discrimation was legal.

I would love to ramble about the things they claimed, and did, but refuse to stoop to their level. Just suffice to say, if you know what is good for your children and want them brought up with good morals and values you would never even consider entrusting these people to the care of your child.

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I would not even consider sending one of my children here again. I made that mistake once, never again. These people must have the education level of about a 10 year old, or are still stuck in the 60's during a time in which discrimation was legal.

I would love to ramble about the things they claimed, and did, but refuse to stoop to their level. Just suffice to say, if you know what is good for your children and want them brought up with good morals and values you would never even consider entrusting these people to the care of your child.

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I would not even consider sending one of my children here again. I made that mistake once, never again.\r
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I would not even consider sending one of my children here again. I made that mistake once, never again.\r
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My children are attending this school for the second year. It is a wonderful facility. The four teachers create an environment of learning and creativity. My children, neither of whom loved the idea of going to preschool and leaving mom, both enjoy attending.

The curriculum explores a theme in great depth. They stick with a topic for an extensive time and really learn all there is to know about a particular subject. Some examples of past topics are dinosaurs, Madagascar, and the beach. My 3 and 4 year olds can tell their big brothers facts about these subjects which the older guys don't know. They are proud of their wide knowledge base and are always thrilled to tell me what they learned in school on any given day.

Magic Carpet has creative craft projects and healthy snacks which the children help prepare. They find amazing ways to recycle things into art. The school is a part of the community, having been in operation for 35 years or so, many local people attended Miss Penny's school in their own nursery school days. In addition to pre-reading, writing, and number skills, the children are taught manners and how to be good citizens of their world. Friendship and kindness are key.

The teachers at Magic Carpet could be teaching elsewhere - they are an educated bunch, all of whom have Master's degrees in education. They are choosing to teach these little ones because they love to do it, not because they can't find jobs elsewhere. They are amazing women.

I can't say enough good things about this school. I looked at other area preschools and none of the others compare. The YMCA has a good program, but it is much shorter and more structured. I don't get the sense the children are valued and loved for their individual personalities the way that they are at Magic Carpet.

Magic Carpet gives a lot of flexibility in what days children attend. If your child is sick, you can make up days. They accept children aged 2.75 through kindergarten aged.

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My children are attending this school for the second year. It is a wonderful facility. The four teachers create an environment of learning and creativity. My children, neither of whom loved the idea of going to preschool and leaving mom, both enjoy attending.

The curriculum explores a theme in great depth. They stick with a topic for an extensive time and really learn all there is to know about a particular subject. Some examples of past topics are dinosaurs, Madagascar, and the beach. My 3 and 4 year olds can tell their big brothers facts about these subjects which the older guys don't know. They are proud of their wide knowledge base and are always thrilled to tell me what they learned in school on any given day.

Magic Carpet has creative craft projects and healthy snacks which the children help prepare. They find amazing ways to recycle things into art. The school is a part of the community, having been in operation for 35 years or so, many local people attended Miss Penny's school in their own nursery school days. In addition to pre-reading, writing, and number skills, the children are taught manners and how to be good citizens of their world. Friendship and kindness are key.

The teachers at Magic Carpet could be teaching elsewhere - they are an educated bunch, all of whom have Master's degrees in education. They are choosing to teach these little ones because they love to do it, not because they can't find jobs elsewhere. They are amazing women.

I can't say enough good things about this school. I looked at other area preschools and none of the others compare. The YMCA has a good program, but it is much shorter and more structured. I don't get the sense the children are valued and loved for their individual personalities the way that they are at Magic Carpet.

Magic Carpet gives a lot of flexibility in what days children attend. If your child is sick, you can make up days. They accept children aged 2.75 through kindergarten aged.

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Magic Carpet is a great school for children whose parents are looking at a traditional "nursery school" experience. The stress is placed on socialization and interaction rather than academics. Magic Carpet is not a daycare center masquerading as a preschool - all of the children are there for the morning, the afternoon, or the full day - there is no before or after school care. I appreciate this.

Magic Carpet accepts children at 2 3/4 years. They will work with with you if your child is not fully potty-trained. The older children interact with the younger children and it almost feels like a family environment.

The teachers are magnificent. They are loving and kind. Miss Penny is an institution, having taught nearly as many of the mothers or their friends as current children. She is up-to-date though and it doesn't seem possible she could be old enough to have been in this business for so long. Miss Jackie is a doll - I've never seen her not smiling. Miss Jane is soft-spoken and sweet. Miss Jill is calm and collected. They all work well together to create a super environment.

The curriculum is theme-based. The children will do a unit on some area - like space, dinosaurs, rain forests, etc. and they will learn quite a lot about that subject. They do many hands-on activities and crafts and go on field trips.

I haven't seen much academic push - which is not an issue for me but may be for some parents. Kindergarten is so slow paced in Bloomsburg and Central school districts that to have kids go in knowing all their ABCs, writing, and reading will lead them to boredom pretty quickly, so I'm not concerned. We were deciding between the YMCA preschool program, which is stronger academically, and this, and we chose Magic Carpet.

Overall, we've had a great experience!

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★★★★★

Magic Carpet is a great school for children whose parents are looking at a traditional "nursery school" experience. The stress is placed on socialization and interaction rather than academics. Magic Carpet is not a daycare center masquerading as a preschool - all of the children are there for the morning, the afternoon, or the full day - there is no before or after school care. I appreciate this.

Magic Carpet accepts children at 2 3/4 years. They will work with with you if your child is not fully potty-trained. The older children interact with the younger children and it almost feels like a family environment.

The teachers are magnificent. They are loving and kind. Miss Penny is an institution, having taught nearly as many of the mothers or their friends as current children. She is up-to-date though and it doesn't seem possible she could be old enough to have been in this business for so long. Miss Jackie is a doll - I've never seen her not smiling. Miss Jane is soft-spoken and sweet. Miss Jill is calm and collected. They all work well together to create a super environment.

The curriculum is theme-based. The children will do a unit on some area - like space, dinosaurs, rain forests, etc. and they will learn quite a lot about that subject. They do many hands-on activities and crafts and go on field trips.

I haven't seen much academic push - which is not an issue for me but may be for some parents. Kindergarten is so slow paced in Bloomsburg and Central school districts that to have kids go in knowing all their ABCs, writing, and reading will lead them to boredom pretty quickly, so I'm not concerned. We were deciding between the YMCA preschool program, which is stronger academically, and this, and we chose Magic Carpet.

Overall, we've had a great experience!

Pros: Loving staff, accepting environment, fun activities

Cons: not very academic

 

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