SEAVIEW - Magical Years Pre-School and Childcare Learning Center is located at 2714 Willows Road in Seaview.

Owners Tracy Odneal and Donna Greenfield offer a caring and nurturing environment for children and their families that fosters educational growth and self-esteem through a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities in a family centered atmosphere. They have created a partnership with the local school district and will be using curriculum that helps to promote phonemic awareness and listening skills through a computer program called "Earobics."

Magical Years provides a comprehensive preschool curriculum five days a week from 8 a.m. to noon. The preschool curriculum was developed by an experienced early childhood specialist and takes into consideration the individual needs of each child. A developmentally appropriate toddler program will also be provided.

As an extension of the pre-school program and through a partnership with E.C.E.A P., a variety of Parent Education Workshops will be available for parents to attend. The before and after school program offers a variety of activities based on the children's interests. In addition help with homework and special interest activities including: internet field trips, construction, woodworking and a variety of other activities will be offered. The Ocean Beach School District provides transportation from the center to and from school.

Magical Years provides snacks and lunches during regular hours that follow the nutritious USDA guideline. They are open on weekends and have a weekly sign up list. They are currently exploring the need for evening care and have a waiting list started for those interested, and offer holiday care for those who sign up in advance.

Tracy has enjoyed being a teacher on the Peninsula for the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, (E.C.E.A.P.) for over 10 years. When she graduated from college with her degree in early childhood education, it was a goal of hers, to one day open up a learning center, combining childcare with an emphasis on education. The experience and knowledge that she has gained from working for the Educational Service District 112 and E.C.E.A.P. has been extremely valuable in that it has provided her with the tools to continue providing children and their families with a successful educational experience prior to entering elementary school. Donna also brings with her the love and experience of working with young children. Prior to owning and operating Beach Kids Childcare, Donna has had a variety of experience working with children at Peninsula Church Center Daycare and as an assistant for Early Childhood programs such as E.C.E.A.P. and Head Start.

Both enjoy working with young children during their magical years and wish to create a home away from home fostering self-esteem and encouraging the natural curiosity of young children to learn.

Call Magical Years Pre-School and Childcare Learning Center at 642-8280 to learn more about the exciting programs they offer.

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