Preschool is the basis of every child’s education. It prepares them for academic success.
Our preschool ranges from 2-year-old to four-year-old students with full-time and part-time options. In the AIS 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 a variety of 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 pertaining to 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, cooking with students, and show and tell activities that follow along with the yearly curriculum.
The four-year-old class has the “Lexia” program where students work on a weekly basis in the computer lab in order 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 York” for Math. The children during play-time utilize manipulatives and participate in art activities to enhance their learning with hands-on activities.