Birds Classroom

Important first steps towards a lifetime of success. Children receive extra attention and lots of loving care at this age as they build new relationships and develop a lifetime love of learning. 

For our youngest learners: 18-35 months old.
Teacher to Student ratio is 1:6.


Course Objectives & Outcomes


Learning Skills & Numeracy

Young children enjoy making marks, looking at picture books, and listening to stories, all important steps in literacy.


Cognitive & Physical Development

Teachers monitor development per the CDC Developmental Milestones and help foster age-appropriate skill-building.


Social/Emotional Connection

Children learn taking turns and build confidence through developing social skills and structured activities.


Language & Speech Development

Children are immersed in Arabic and English instruction using the Total Physical Response (TPR) method.


Expressive Art and Design

Engaging Arts & Crafts projects encourage creative expression and exploration.


Understanding the World

We believe children learn best using a hands-on approach and always try to connect lessons with the world around us.


Create your own schedule...

Full Time: 5 days/week

For optimal learning and academic preparation, the full time schedule is recommended. From 9am - 4pm.  Early care (7-9am) and Extended care (4-7pm) are available, if needed.

Part time:  4 days/week 

Our midway package offers more learning time than the half day program, but is not quite a full-time schedule. Select 4 days/week to attend from 9am to 4pm.

Our Program Offers...

Language Immersion

Kids listen to instructions in Arabic & English, learning the alphabet, vocabulary, and common expressions. We structure dramatic play, games, arts & crafts, gymnastics, and sport activities.

Hands-on Approach

Children learn better by doing, and by doing things with others to guide them, rather than just being told. We are very hands-on and use differential learning approaches to target all learning styles.

Islamic Studies

At COTW we aim to develop Islamic awareness, manners, and culture among students, encouraging them to be committed to Islamic values and the ethics of the Prophet Mohammed, PBUH.

"Seek Knowledge From The Cradle To The Grave."

Prophet Mohammed PBUH

Why Choose Us?


Established for Over 10 Years

Years of glowing customer testimonials attest that our program is a well-established success.


Over 5,250 Graduates

COTW has successfully prepared thousands of children for the next steps in their academic career.


Convenient Location

Our location near the intersection of Rt. 28 and 50 is easily accessible and close to shopping, restaurants, and a wealth of after school extra-curricular activities.


Teacher/Student Ratio

Our goal is as much individualized attention as possible. For this, we choose quality over quantity and keep our classrooms small.


Our Tuition Assistance Program

Our Tuition Assistance Program supports socio-economic and ethnic diversity within our school. Low-income families may qualify for reduced tuition. Families must demonstrate full-time working status and financial need see the link below.

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Birds Program Schedule







Our Teachers & Staff

The Heart of our school

Our teachers are experienced, love working with children, knowledgeable about their subject area, and undergo a thorough background investigation to ensure your child is in great hands! 

Hakima Elamiri

Hakima Elamiri

Founder & Program Director

More About Ms. Hakima

Ms. Hakima has an MBA, a B.A. in Business Administration, and an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is certified in: Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHA Diagnosis & Treatment, Developing Healthy Habits in Young Children, Infant & Toddler Development, and Ages & Stages of Development for Infants & Toddlers. Currently, she is working towards her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and expects to finish in 2021.

Durya mohammed

Durya mohammed


More About Ms. Durya

Durya mohammed: Ms. Durya is from Sudan and maintains organization in the school by assisting with mealtimes, diaper change, and cleaning. Ms. Durya is very passionate about children and does whatever she can to attend to everyone’s need.

Bouchra Elamiri

Bouchra Elamiri

Assistant Teacher: Birds Classroom

More about Ms. Bouchra

Ms. Bouchra joins us from Morocco. She has an Associate's Degree in French Literature.  

Sana Mirza

Sana Mirza

Lead Teacher: Flowers

More About Ms. Sana

Ms. Sana is the lead teacher for the Flowers class. Ms. Sana is very inventive and constantly goes above and beyond to ensure that the students make the most of their learning experience. Ms. Sana has been a lead teacher for 2 years and has a diverse work experience. Ms. Sana is very flexible and can adapt to any environment.

Hayat Belattaria

Hayat Belattaria

Lead Teacher (Arabic): Blossoms & Flowers

More About Ms. Hayat

Ms. Hayat is from Morocco and teaches Arabic to our 4 and 5 year olds. She has a B.A. degree in Arabic and taught for 10 years before joining us. 

Yassmin  Talaat

Yassmin Talaat

More About Ms. Yassmin
Nada Shahin

Nada Shahin

K12 teacher

More About Ms. Nada

Ms. Nada is originally from Egypt and will be teaching our K-12 class. Ms. Nada grad­uated from Ain Shams University with a Bachelor's degree in English. She is also bilingual and speaks fluently in English and Arabic. Ms. Nada is also very successful in the athletic department. Ms. Nada played for Egypt's National Fencing Team and won bronze in the African Championship at Cape Town in 2013. Ms. Nada is very open minded and flexible.

Nalan Scolaro

Nalan Scolaro

Assistant teacher: Birds

More About Ms. Nalan

Ms. Nalan is an Assistant teacher for the Birds and Sprouts classroom. She is from Macedonia. Along with English, she speaks Turkish, Macedonian, Serbian, Albanian, and Bulgarian. She loves children and feels great responsibility towards them, ensuring an environment of discipline.

Naima Krikba

Naima Krikba

Assistant teacher

More About Ms. Naima

Ms. Naima is from Morocco. Her education is in Biology. She has been a teacher with us for one year. Naima worked as an Assistant teacher in Taqwa Center. She has been in the US for a ten years. She speaks fluent English, Arabic and French.

Nada Ashraf Mostafa

Nada Ashraf Mostafa

Pe teacher

More About Ms. Nada

Ms. Nada is out Physical Education (PE) teacher. She is an Assistant Fencing Coach in Elite Fencing Academy. She is a former member of Egyptian National Fencing Team (2011-2015) and Modern Pentathlon Egyptian International Team (2006-2011). She worked as a PE teacher in Georgia, Atlanta. She was a bronze medal winner in Fencing in 2013 African Championship at Cape Town and a bronze medal winner in 2007 Youth Modern Pentathlon World Championship in South Africa. She believes that ensuring physical education curriculum promotes a physically active lifestyle. She evaluate children's physical ability by informal testing.



Assistant teacher

More About Ms. Sayeda
Ms Sayeda is an assistant teacher to the sprout class she is a responsible caregiver that provides companionship, teaches basic skills, and takes disciplinary actions when needed. Coming from Egypt Ms Sayeda has 3 years of experience as a nanny and owns a business back home.


What Parents are Saying

Best learning center in town. Keep going Ms Hakima and Mr Khaled masha’allah

Nada M. Alaa

Excellent learning center. My two kids are attending this school since 2013 and they love this place

Mansour Abdulaziz

The best place to teach your kids the Koran & Arabic!!

Nisrine Kzaz

Beyond amazing! The teachers are loving, warm and attentive to each child there. Facility is big and clean. I would highly recommend COTW

Hend Alhinnawi

My 3 children attend the school. Mashallah they have been learning so much. It's a safe and nurturing environment.

Cece Mezimeche

The best place to learn Islamic Academy with a loving caring stuff

Hayat Benjelloun


Frequently Asked Questions

Are Islamic studies mandatory?
No. We have non-Muslim families who attend who enjoy all of the benefits of language immersion, socialization, and academia without the religious component.
What is the feeding & napping schedule?
Children under 4 years old have naps right after lunch. The Birds eat at 11:45 and nap at 12:05, the Sprouts eat at 12:15 and nap at 12:35. The Blossoms and Flowers eat at 12:45 and have "quiet time" at 1:05. K-12 students eat at 1:15pm.
How are meals and snacks handled?
Parents may bring lunch and snacks (am & pm) from home or may elect to use our meal plan, which is $7.50/day and includes lunch and two snacks.
How can I stay informed?
COTW regularly sends pictures to the parents of all the students engaging in their class and recess activities. We also distribute a biweekly newsletter and encourage parents to be involved and collaborate with us. Follow us on Facebook, and subscribe to our WhatsApp groups.

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Get In Touch

Location: 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr.,
Suite# 201, Chantilly, VA 20151

Telephone: (703) 956-6266 or (703) 283-9553

Email: [email protected]

School Hours:
M-F: 7am - 7pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

All children are welcome at Children of the World. Our Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, disability, sex, color, creed, or national origin.