Our Programs

Weekly Schedule

Class Designed For Schedule Monthly Price Class Size Staffing
Parent & Me 12 Months to 24 months accompanied by a Parent/Guardian Wednesday 1:30 – 3:30 $45 3-10 Children 1 Teacher & Parents
2 year old Age 2 by Sept 1, 2016 Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 – 1:00 $275 4-10 Children 2 Teachers & 1-2 Parent volunteers
3 year old & 4 year old Age 3 by Sept 1, 2016 and potty trained Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9:30 – 1:00 $380 4-12 Children 2 Teachers & 1-2 Parent volunteers

Parent & Me (12 months-24 months) Class

This class provides you the opportunity to watch your child develop as he or she joyfully explores the rich environment, experiments with new materials, engages in play-based learning, and discovers children around him or her. It also provides an invaluable network of parental support where new adult relationships and friendships are built that are bound to carry over through the years.

With your support, our goals for your toddler include:

  • Enhancing social skills as they play and learn alongside their peers and adults
  • Developing a positive attitude towards learning through rhythm and rhyme, storytelling, fingerplays, movement exercises
  • Constructing knowledge through discovery with lots of sensory-rich materials

2 year old Class

This class is geared towards a child’s first independent experience in an educational setting. The class is led by two teachers and one to two parent aides. Toddlers in this class are able to explore the rich environment with new learning materials and begin to extend explorations with their peers both in small group and whole group settings. Children are also introduced to early academic and Islamic values in addition to social, emotional, and physical developmental concepts. Your child does not need to be potty-trained, but we encourage he/she to be changed before class.

Our goals for your toddler include:

  • Cultivating a sense of self-confidence and independence in a nurturing and supportive environment
  • Developing a positive attitude towards learning through rhythm and rhyme, storytelling, fingerplays, movement exercises, and morning meetings
  • Constructing knowledge through discovery with lots of sensory-rich materials
  • Developing gross and fine motor skills
  • Fostering a love for Islam and its values through storytelling and modeling

Three and Four Year old Class

This class is designed for both three and four year old children. The class is led by two teachers and one to two parent aides.  Children will be placed in flexible groupings-partners, small groups, and whole groups so that all children’s needs are met. Children in this class will continue to build upon concepts introduced in 2’s class.  A greater emphasis will be placed in ensuring your child develops Kindergarten readiness skills so that he or she is comfortable and confident in whatever setting he or she may proceed to participate in during the following year.  In addition to practicing and understanding Islamic based values and concepts, your child will be exploring various cultures, traditions, and peoples of the world to build respect, tolerance, and understanding of the world he or she lives in.  Your child must be currently be potty-training or have completed potty-training to attend this class.

Our goals for your three and four year old include:

  • Building self-esteem, self-confidence, and independence in a nurturing and supportive environment
  • Increasing focus and concentration on authentic and meaningful tasks
  • Developing Kindergarten readiness skills, including, but not limited to: listening, following directions, pre-reading and math skills, refining gross and fine motor skills, actively participating in morning meetings
  • Fostering a love for Islam and its values through storytelling, modeling, hands-on activities
  • Deepening the understanding of the world they live in to find respect, tolerance, and value in one another

A Day at Al-Hadi

Take a peek into a typical day at Al-Hadi for a student.

 

 

 

 

8:30-9:30 am Early Morning Drop-off

9:30-1:00 am Core Preschool

  • Arrival/Open-ended activity
  • Morning Meeting
  • Movement & Meditation
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Story & Show and Share
  • Lunch
  • Recess
  • Choice Centers
  • Clean Up/Dismissal

1:00-3:00 am Afternoon Extension

 

Curriculum & Instruction

Our 2, 3 and 4 year old class curriculum is guided by Montgomery County Public School and Howard County Public School Standards. Elements from Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf, and traditional preschool approaches are used within the classroom to teach students.

Islamic values and principles are integrated within the curriculum to create a balanced and holistic curriculum. We do our best to tailor the curriculum based on our student and family needs. Our curriculum may look different from year to year depending on our student enrollment and family dynamics.  The co-op model provides us the unique opportunity to elicit our families’ talents, experiences, and interests to create a shared learning environment where every individual at Al-Hadi including parents, teachers, and students are part of the learning journey!