About Us

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.


Active Interaction

Children develop knowledge of their world through active interactions with caregivers, peers, materials, and events.

Learning is Sequential

Learning is sequential, building on prior understandings and experiences.

Children Learn at Different Rates

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 is Interconnected

Learning in each area is interconnected. Young children learn best through experiences, which incorporate several areas of development.

Learning is Embedded in Culture

Learning is embedded in a culture. Children learn best when their learning activities are rooted in a familiar cultural context.

Learning and Guidance

Learning begins in the family, continues in early care and education settings, and depends on parent involvement and caregiver guidance.


Magic Hours Preschool Administrator, Miss Holly

Ms. Holly


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.

Magic Hours Preschool Director, Miss Ginette

Ms. Ginette


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.

Magic Hours Preschool Teacher, Miss Chloe

Ms. Chloe


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.

Magic Hours Preschool Teacher, Miss Amber

Ms. Amber

Credentialed Teacher

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.

Magic Hours Preschool Teacher, Miss Atyah

Ms. Atyah


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!

Magic Hours Preschool Teacher, Miss Melissa

Ms. Melissa


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.

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