Children are presented with diverse, hands-on material which are carefully selected based on their interests and developmental needs. Through exploration, discovery and questioning- children learn and build upon their emerging skills. Using 'curriculum areas' (which often intersect), we are able to focus on specific goals and objectives for the children. This curriculum will prepare the children with all the skills needed to be successful in Kindergarten and beyond, insha'allah. The most important skills for Kindergarten readiness are strong social and emotional development.
Children have the opportunity to use hands-on material, such as puzzles, teacher-made activities and literature that explore Islamic themes. They also have a space to performing Salat alongside the teacher. Group time is utilized to present Islamic concepts, using felt-board stories, songs, rhymes, interactive activities, games, discussions, etc. Additionally, Islamic manners and concepts are introduced and practiced naturally during the day, such as saying dua’ before eating, pointing out the beauty of Allah’s creation during a science exploration or exploring books about the world around us.
|Practicing our Salat movements|
|This picture represents a whole story|
|Exploring liquid water colours|
|Practicing scissor skills|
|Patterns and sequencing|
|Building with Bristol Blocks|
|Fine motor skills and matching/sequencing|
|What can you see and discover?|
|Exploring natural material|
|Working together to build the biggest train|
|Doctors at work|
When children are read to regularly and encouraged to look through books on their own, to listen to stories, and to make up their own stories, they begin to understand that pictures have meaning and that words tell a story. Their language skills grow through exposure to books with different words. Exposure to multi-cultural and multi-generational books and stories help children to begin to understand how people are different and that our differences make us each special.