Welcome To Magical Beginnings
Planting The Seed For Their Dreams To Grow
Meet Our Magical Beginnings Family
Our highly trained staff is dedicated to supporting the development of all children.
Our teachers and support staff use proven methodologies and a highly effective curriculum to help children grow academically, socially, and physically.
Our Directors and office staff work both in and out of the classroom to support our teachers.
We regularly participate in professional development in order to improve our skills and offer a better learning experience for the children.
Middleton (Maple St)
225 Maple Street
Middleton, MA 01949
Middleton (River St)
16 River Street
Middleton, MA 01949
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185 Lynn Street
Peabody, MA 01960
17 Mill Street
S. Hamilton, MA 01982
50A Audubon Road
Wakefield, MA 01880
Linda Hassapis, Owner/President
My name is Linda Hassapis and I am the owner and president of the Magical Beginnings family of daycares. I have been in the childcare field for over 25 years. I have two children, Christopher, who is currently attending college in Boston and Katerina, who is going into her senior year of high school. I started my home daycare before my own children were born and in 2000 I transitioned from a home daycare business to a center based daycare. I have been blessed with a dedicated, supportive, energetic staff who really want to make a difference in early childhood education. With their help we have been able to grow from one school to now four locations. They take great pride in their classrooms and curriculum planning, making sure each child feels welcome and cared for and that each family becomes part of our Magical Beginnings family. I look forward to meeting you and your family!
Christine Brown, Director – Middleton (Maple Street)
Hello, I am Christine Brown, I am the Director of Magical Beginnings Learning Academy in Middleton. I came to the Peabody center in 2005 and then moved over to the Wakefield center when it opened in 2009. In 2011, I moved to Middleton when we opened our third location. In the Fall of 2016, I moved to our newest location here in South Hamilton. Along with taking care of the day to day office work, I am also an EEC certified teacher, working in the classrooms throughout the day. Spending time with our children and their families is what makes my days special.
Laura Greene, Director – Peabody
Hello, my name is Laura Greene. I am the Director of Magical Beginnings in Peabody. I graduated from Salem State College with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I worked with Linda at her home daycare and then took on the role of assistant director as well as preschool teacher when the Peabody location opened in 2000. As a full time Director I no longer have a full time classroom but get to spend time in each classroom throughout the day. Working with young children has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, along with raising my son, Cameron. I love getting to know all of the children and families at Magical Beginnings and watching them grow as they move through our programs.
Erin Bunnell, Director – Wakefield
Hello my name is Erin Bunnell. I have been working at Magical Beginnings Learning Center in Wakefield since 2009. I started as a toddler teacher when the school opened and became the center Director in 2013. I started working in child care in 1997 and I am Director II qualified. Helping children learn and grow is my passion, and I look forward to being a part of your child’s everyday development. When I am not at work my days are spent being a mom to my two wonderful sons and I enjoy every minute of it.
Kimberly Tsoukalas, Director – South Hamilton
Hello, my name is Kimberly Tsoukalas, I am mother of three children who have all attended Magical Beginnings! I began working in child care in 1994 and I have been with Magical Beginnings since the first center opened in 2000. I have worked as a toddler teacher and a preschool teacher before becoming a Director of Magical Beginnings Learning Center in Wakefield. I have both my Director II and CDA certifications and continue to further my education in the Early Childhood field. I believe children learn best in a nurturing and caring environment with positive encouragement during play. I am excited to work with you and your children!
Miss Arlene - Social Worker & Educational Consultant
Hi, my name is Miss Arlene. I am a social worker and educational consultant at Magical Beginnings. I have been involved in the education of young children since 1969, owning and operating child care programs. I was employed by the Common Wealth of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care as a Licensor and then a Licensing Supervisor of Child Care Programs for twenty-two years. I am now retired and am so happy to be continuing my love of working with children. I am here to work with the staff and families to help ensure all children are ready for a happy, healthy, and successful start in education.
We believe in equal opportunity and non-discrimination:
Magical Beginnings Inc. is committed to the practice of equal opportunity and non-discrimination. No one shall be excluded from enrollment because of races, religion,cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation.