MJLC’s Megan Nored Teacher Wins May ’21 Teacher of the Month

By |May 31st, 2021|Categories: Foothills Living Magazine|

Megan Nored has been teaching since the middle of 2018. She taught early childhood from ages 0-5 years old and is currently a Pre-K teacher at Magical Journey Learning Center. In these years of teaching, she has had some pretty funny experiences, and she takes them all in stride. Read More

MJLC’s Emily Jorgensen Teacher Wins April ’21 Teacher of the Month

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: Foothills Living Magazine|

Emily Jorgensen has been teaching at Magical Journey Learning Center (MJLC) for the last two years and, what can we say, the children are drawn to her. She effervescently describes her days of working with and guiding 2- and 3-year-olds as “the best time!” With this kind of enthusiasm, of course, the children adore Ms. Emily. Read More

Jessica Marie Spada has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry

By |February 7th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

PHOENIX, AZ, January 06, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ms. Spada has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Read More

Meet Jessica Spada of Magical Journey Learning Center in Ahwatukee

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Voyage Phoenix|

My career as an early childhood educator began over 20 years ago. This has been a passion of mine for my entire life and the only job I have ever done. My family and I are originally from New York and made our way to Arizona for the beautiful blue skies and warm weather. My career began as a preschool assistant in NYC and worked my way up to [...]

Ahwatukee business owner channels inner child to create a Magical Journey

By |August 25th, 2019|Categories: AZ Central News|

Most children can’t wait to be old enough to graduate from the kids’ table at family gatherings. Jessica Spada, owner of Magical Journey Learning Center, wasn’t one of them. In fact, she never wanted to leave, even as the years passed. “I always wanted to sit at the kids’ table. Even as an adult,” said Spada with a hearty laugh. She channeled her lifelong love of being around children [...]

MJLC Music Teacher Wins June Teach of the Month

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Foothills Living Magazine|

Kelly Bowen has been teaching music for about nine years and she has been teaching music class at Magical Journey Learning Center for the last two.  At MJLC, she teaches general music for children preschool age through second grade, and she covers everything from rhythm and beat to music theory, world music heritage, and instruments.Click here to download the full article: Foothills Living Magazine - June 2019 [...]

Learning center owners find their work magical

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Ahwatukee Foothills News|

Jessica Spada and Bonnie Smith have a lot in common. They both have spent years in early-child education, they both grew up in New York City and they have known each other for more than a decade. But the bond that really keeps them together is a shared passion for creating an environment in which kids get an early start on developing basic life skills and self-confidence. [...]


“We love Magical Journey! Mrs. Johnson is fantastic and does an amazing job communicating what my daughter is learning almost daily!”

HEATHER CAHILL, Kindergarten Parent

“This school has created a love of learning in my children that they will carry with them into the future. This school is truly Magical in every way.”

JESSICA LAWSHE, Pre-K & 1st Grade Parent
“MJLC has so much to offer families and children that it is no surprise as to why it was voted Best School in Ahwatukee.”

AMY LARIMER, Pre-K & 1st Grade Parent
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