Developing Skills That Equip Little Ones To Do School

The Pre-school Program follows the Fireflies curriculum provided by Funshine Express.  Fireflies® is a research and evidence-based preschool curriculum kit that creates enthusiasm for learning and builds school readiness skills. These preschool activity kits provide activities for children with various developmental needs, experiences, and diverse cultural backgrounds. All of the activities and assessment materials are aligned with your early learning standards.

In addition to the Fireflies program, Pre-school students begin to develop a familiarity with the Arabic language and focus on social-emotional learning, emphasizing good manners and proper interactions 

One week of the school year is dedicated to each letter of the alphabet and its sound. Stories, games, songs, and crafts introduce the letters to three-year olds. Our goal is introduction and exposure to letters and sounds.

Pencils, markers, and crayons are available to our students in our Writing Center for free play. We also use a variety of brushes at the easel and table. In class, each letter is “written” during the week using tactile materials like Play-Doh, cotton balls, sandpaper, marshmallows, etc. These activities strengthen small motor skills, preparing little fingers to hold a pencil.

Many books are read to the Preschoolers each day. They learn that print represents words. Children practice pre-reading skills by dictating stories to us, or sharing a book simply based on the pictures. We read many stories which relate to the subjects we’re studying that week: Islamic studies, language, math, science, and art. We read for enjoyment as well.

We read stories, sing songs, and play games to help children understand number sense. Numbers 1-10 are introduced. Students also learn to sort objects by color, shape, and size. They learn what a pattern is and practice making one of their own.

We use our five senses to investigate and explore God’s creation.

Families, emotions, friendship, self-regulation, relating to peers, being part of a group and learning empathy are all part of our Preschool Social Studies curriculum.

 We focus on the small surah and Dikhir.

Minds in Motion is a program that specializes in developmental activities for 15 minutes per day. This unique program is designed to stimulate a child’s visual processing, auditory processing and motor skills. The goal of the program is to produce better integrated and balanced children who tend to perform better in school.