Magic Garden is a not-for-profit corporation located on the Hartwell School Campus in Lincoln, Massachusetts. It was established in September 1982 by a group of Lincoln parents who felt that parental involvement was an essential ingredient in quality childcare. Magic Garden is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment, that fosters the development of self-confidence, independence and strong cognitive and social skills in our young learners. We respect the dignity, worth and individuality of each child and are committed to helping children achieve their full potential. Our goal is to help children grow up confident in their own identity, respectful of other people and aware of the rich diversity of their community and world. Magic Garden acknowledges the significant relationship between teacher, student, parents and families, and encourages continuous collaboration in a climate of mutual respect, cooperation and shared responsibility.
Our school was established in September 1982 by a group of parents and teachers who were concerned about the limited availability of quality childcare in Lincoln and the neighboring towns of Lexington, Concord, Sudbury, Wayland and Weston. Magic Garden, the result of their grassroots efforts, became the first full-time facility in the area to be licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).
Since its inception, Magic Garden has been a proponent of cooperative education, working closely with Lincoln and other local public school systems to provide environments and experiences that are appropriate for children of all learning styles and abilities.
Today, Magic Garden continues to be an integral part of the Lincoln educational community and a valuable resource to the young families who live and work nearby.
Magic Garden acknowledges the significant relationship between teachers, students, and families, and encourages continuous collaboration in a climate of mutual respect, cooperation and shared responsibility. Magic Garden is overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of parents, staff and community members who are elected by the school community annually.