**We are accepting registrations for the preschool program for this school year. There are a limited number of spots available. Our preschool program is licensed with the Ministry of Education under Day Nurseries Act – License Number No.55271.
We are a team of early childhood educators working together to provide a well-balanced, comprehensive curriculum and Islam-based preschool program. Please note that child care subsidy is available through the City of Windsor. Visit https://www.citywindsor.ca/EServices/Pages/Child-Care-Subsidy.aspx for more information.
Your child’s first years of school are filled with wonderful experiences and memories. It is a time of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development, and it can come and go before you know it. The skills learned at this stage, like knowing what sound the letter ‘A’ makes or adding 2 + 2, may seem simple, but they will set your child up for a lifetime of learning.
Preschool may look like all fun and games, but there is plenty of brainwork happening! Young children learn through play and creative activities; therefore, your preschooler’s building blocks and train tracks are not just for fun. They are teaching your child how to problem-solve and communicate. Preschool is also a time for developing good learning habits and positive self-esteem.
The most important concepts your child well learn this year, however, are Islam and the Arabic language. Your child will learn all about Allah (SWT) and Prophet Muhammad (S), and they will learn Qur’an and various du’aa.
The learning milestones your child will achieve include the following:
Letters and Sounds
Your child will learn to recognize and name all 26 uppercase letters and some lowercase letters. They will recognize their own first name and be able to print it. Your child will also develop a connection between letters and sounds and learn some of the sounds that letters make.
Colours, Shapes, and Objects
Educators will help your child recognize and identify numbers 1 through 10, and correctly count 10 or more objects. Your child will memorize the order of numbers and say them proudly as they count objects.
Your child will learn how to cut with scissors, and therefore, will develop better hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. They will also draw and colour beyond just scribbles, and will learn to use pencils, paintbrushes, and glue.
Socializing and Sharing
Developing important social skills is necessary before starting kindergarten. Your child will learn how to share and cooperate, work together and take turns, participate in group activities/follow simple directions, and communicate wants and needs.
Other important information:
Snack and Lunch
Al-Hijra Academy is a peanut-free facility. All drinks are either water or milk. We will be providing a daily morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack. If you have any questions or concerns about the menu, please feel free to discuss them with preschool staff. Please also send a labelled, reusable water bottle with your child.
Please provide your child with a pillow, blanket, and bed sheet for a comfortable napping experience.
We request each child to bring an extra change of clothes (including underwear and socks) in a large Ziploc bag labelled with your child’s name.
If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the school at 519-966-8276 or stop by the school office.