Magic School House Learning Center

Bringing out the magic in all children.

aka Magic School House   |   DALLAS, TX   |  www.magicschoolhouse.tk

Mission

Magic School House Learning Center (MSHLC) is a nonprofit organization that targets all families, regardless of background or income. The purpose of MSHLC is to provide quality child care, volunteer services and early childhood educational material to the Dallas, Texas Ft. Worth area. Magic School House Learning Center is committed to taking a leadership role in child care services, higher learning, community services and promoting cultural diversity. MSHLC directs its activities towards student success.

Ruling year info

2016

CEO

Sheshonq El

Main address

401 Tom Landry Freeway 226035

DALLAS, TX 75260 USA

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EIN

46-0949420

NTEE code info

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Over the years statistics has shown that quality childcare service is over one third (1/3) of some households income. Have you ever had to complete volunteer hours for school or work, how about community services? The stay at home order has crippled our economy and forced everyone indoors so quality online educational material is needed.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Volunteer Services

The Magic School House Learning offers volunteer hours for school, work or court appointed community service hours.

Volunteers will assist us with our fundraising events at local area restaurants and help promote the MagicKIDS Coloring and Activity Book collection which is FREE for our members and to the public (Educational Material).

We also provide transportation for volunteers to some events.

Population(s) Served

OPENING JULY 1, 2020

Magic School House Learning Center (MSHLC) is a nonprofit organization that targets all families, regardless of background or income. The purpose of MSHLC is to provide quality child care to the Dallas, Texas area. This mid-sized child care facility serves children ranging in age from twelve weeks to twelve years. The center provides parents with a sense of security that their children are safe and nurtured while in the center’s care. We will also offer a comprehensive summer, spring, and winter break program.

Magic School House Learning Center (MSHLC) offers full-time, part-time, and before and after school care to parents while they are working, in school or training. Fees will be based on a sliding fee scale to assist those who may not be able to afford childcare. We will also accept ChildCare Assistant participants.

We offer "Watch Me Grow" camera system:

Parents will be able to watch their child join the classroom from a Lobby Display.​

Watch your child in their classroom from your iPhone
or Android app.

CURRICULUM & PROGRAMS

Magic School House Learning Center will use the nationally recognized ‘The Creative Curriculum’. Based on research of child development over the past 75 years, it shows that all children benefit from developmentally appropriate practices.

Main developmental areas that will be addressed each week in Magic School House curriculum are:

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT- connecting with others motivates a child to learn and provides them with a sense of who they are in the world.

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT - involves the way children think and develop.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT- includes understanding and communication through words both spoken and written.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT - a child’s gradual control over their large and small muscles. Children, ages 1 to 5, learn to work cooperatively in small groups to reach developmental milestones and school readiness through exploring and experimenting in our learning center.

CREATIVE ARTS - teaches texture, color, design, motor control and promotes creative expression.

LIBRARY & LANGUAGE- experiences which enhance vocabulary, listening and writing skills and early reading.

MATH & MANIPULATIVE'S - introduces problem solving, patterning, number concepts, orders and fine muscle coordination.

SENSORY WET & DRY - encourages children to explore a variety of substances using their senses and enhancing math and science experiences.

BLOCK BUILDING - promotes learning of shapes, dimension, size, balance, construction and encourages cooperative play and creativity.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT - offers creative experiences, teaches melody and develops large motor skills.

SCIENCE & DISCOVERY - it’s all about the world around us. Opportunities are provided that will spark a child’s curiosity and wonder.

Population(s) Served

Due to the city wide lock down in the Dallas county area. The grand opening of the childcare facility has been rescheduled for July 1, 2020.

As a result, we have developed a series of educational books for ages 2 and up. This book series will assist your child in comprehending the alphabet, numbers, shapes & colors in a fun and unique way.

We are offering our members free access to some of our best Premium resources to help support you during school closures.

MagicKIDS Collection:

These alphabet worksheets challenges younger students in preschool and kindergarten to show off their alphabet sequence and letter knowledge.

Then, they can break out the crayons and color away!

Help young readers build their knowledge of the letter A-Z and start to recognize it in familiar words around them.

This beginning reading worksheet helps preschoolers and other young readers build letter knowledge and phonological awareness, and also doubles as a fun-filled coloring page activity.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

At the Magic School House Learning Center we aim to strengthen child literacy through early childhood education and educational advantages tools.

Also, our aim is to provide a fun and safe place to complete volunteer hours for school & work or court ordered community service hours. We issued over 200 hours last year that assisted with students going to college. Some volunteers actually report the hours to the employer and get paid for volunteering at one of our events.

Due to the nationwide stay at home order, we have been forced to take of services online and provide downloadable, printable coloring and activity for ages 2 & up. These alphabet worksheets challenges younger students in preschool and kindergarten to show off their alphabet sequence and letter knowledge. Then, they can break out the crayons!

We are in the process of building a state of the art childcare facility located at 831 R. L. Thornton Fwy. Dallas, TX 75203. The building is currently 3600 sqft. We are expanding building to 5200 sqft. for more space per child. The facility is due to open July 1, 2020.

We offer volunteer services at local restaurants and at the AT&T Stadium. Volunteers assists with concession stand operations, greeting the customers and promoting the event. The volunteer will earn hours and most of these jobs gives our high school students real world experience to take into the work force and be a better employee.

If you want to build a proper structure, you must have the proper tools. Our programs provide such tool to be a productive citizen in any community. Our educational books provides the reader with a full comprehension of the material.

The childcare facility is 75% complete. Sign Up for our FREE membership at www.magicschoolhouse.tk ad start downloading, printing & coloring today! Check our annual report at www.magicschoolhouse.tk.

Volunteer service has been shut down due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We will continue our service at the AT&T Stadium - Dallas Cowboys Home Games and Special Events

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Magic School House Learning Center

Board of directors
as of 04/06/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ecolby Smith-El

ECOLBY CWAN SMITH ESTATE

Term: 2012 - 2021


Board co-chair

Ms. Dasha Smith

DFW Airport

Term: 2019 - 2021

Latoya Thompson

BNY Mellon Bank

Ebony Hicks

Microsoft

Frederick Lawton-El

MLR Records

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/6/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Moorish American / Moor

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/06/2020

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.