AQA Early Childhood program promotes the child’s spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, and social growth. The curriculum uses a “hands-on” approach to learning. It is based on the belief that children learn best through “active learning,” direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas are encouraged. Multi-sensory activities that enhance the child’s total development are planned around a theme or as part of an integrated unit. AQA Early Childhood Program Curriculum helps young children excel in language and cognitive learning, promoting independence, curiosity, decision-making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem-solving — the fundamental skills that help determine success in adult life.
Preschool is the basis of every child’s education. It prepares them for academic success.
Our preschool ranges from 3-year-old to four-year-old students with full-time and part-time options. In the AQA preschool, we develop social skills, self-help skills, small and large motor skills, letter and number recognition, communication, and several other cognitive and emotional skills. We cover these areas using various methods to ensure that learning is always fun and interesting for your child.
We concentrate on one letter of the alphabet and one number every week. The letter of the week is displayed in the group area. We work on recognizing uppercase and lowercase forms of the letter, sounding it out, writing it, and naming things that begin with the letter. Once the alphabet is finished, we move on to theme-based units. Every week has a theme, and each day we discuss a different topic about that theme. We integrate this theme into most activities throughout the day. Themes are usually science or social studies-based.
Preschool has some time reserved daily for Qur’an, Islamic Studies, and Arabic. Students learn Arabic letters and vocabulary. They listen to, memorize, and recite short surahs. They also learn about Allah (SWT) and Prophet Muhammad (S).
Our preschool participates in field trips, star student of the week, show and tell activities, and the yearly curriculum.
The four-year-old class has the “Lexia” program, where students work weekly in the computer lab to improve their language skills and basic computer use. We also follow curriculums such as “Handwriting without Tears” to teach Language Arts, “Word-Time” for vocabulary, and “Engage New work” for Math. The children, during play-time, utilize manipulatives and participate in art activities to enhance their learning with hands-on activities.