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The Magic Circle School is a New York State-licensed childcare center providing daycare services for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Located in Uptown Kingston, the school is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our certified teachers promote learning through play and structured activities in a safe, age-appropriate, nurturing environment.

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Infant Room

Our Infant Room cares for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 18 months, and focuses on the developing sense of self, social relations, creative representation, movement and sensory-motor development, communication and language development, and exploration of the environment and early logic.

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Toddler Room

Our Toddler Room welcomes children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, and continues to encourage physical and social-emotional development. Emphasis is placed on language development, skill building, listening, negotiating, and conceptual thinking

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We take pride in introducing the Creative Curriculum. Children between three and four years love to learn. The room builds a base for the child’s conceptual understanding of the world around them.

Our Preschool room involves learning how to interact and relate with others, including understanding emotions. We help them develop relationships with other students and staff through classroom centers and play time. This helps students build their social-emotional skills along with cognitive development.

If you have any questions please call 338-6844, ext. 109

Kindergarten Readiness Program

Our Kindergarten Readiness Program enrolls children who turn 4 years old by December 1st of that school year. The program at the YWCA is a unique one that integrates the Kingston City School District’s Universal Pre-K program.

The Kindergarten Readiness Program is offered year round from 9-11:30am to 9am-2pm. Kingston City School District’s Universal Pre-K school-calendar-year program runs from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in our Kindergarten Readiness Room (after care is available).

If you have any questions please call 338-6844, ext. 109.

Ulster County Family Court Children’s Center

A state of the art child care center located at Ulster Family Court staffed by YWCA teachers and advocates to care for children whose families are in the system. Drop-in child care center in Kingston for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years of age. The center provides a safe, supervised, supportive environment while parents or guardians are engaged in court business. For more information contact Alisea Mallory at 338-6844, ext. 109.