Junior Kindergarten

Designed for five year old children who didn’t make the age cutoff to enroll in Kindergarten, or perfect for families who wish to delay Kindergarten by one year.
Age: 5 years old
Teacher to Student ratio is 1:10

OBJECTIVES

Course Objectives & Outcomes

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Learning Skills & Numeracy

Focus on handwriting, picture books, phonics and listening to stories, all important steps in literacy.

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Cognitive & Physical Development

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

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Social/Emotional Connection

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

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Language & Speech Development

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

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Expressive Art and Design

Engaging Arts & Crafts projects encourage creative expression and exploration.

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Understanding the World

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

CLASSES

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: 3 or 4 days/week 

Our midway package offers more learning time than the half day program, but is not quite a full-time schedule. Select 3 to 4 days/week to attend from 9am to 4pm.

Half Day Program 

If you are looking to slowly enter into a school setting, this is the program for you. Choose between Mornings (9am to 12:30pm) or Afternoons (1:30pm to 4:30pm) for 3 to 5 days/week.

Our Program Offers…

Language Immersion

Kids listen to instructions in Arabic, & English, learning the alphabet, basic 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?

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Established for Over 10 Years

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

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Over 5,250 Graduates

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

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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.

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Teacher/Student Ratio

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

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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.

Farah Suleiman Alany

Farah Suleiman Alany

Substitute Teacher

More About Ms. Farah

Ms. Farah has a B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education and received specialized training in Phonics Instruction, the KWL Technique, Visual Tools for Teaching Young Children, and Children & Technology. She has organized a number of special learning events  re Adapting Teaching for Children with Special Needs. She has received numerous teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year 2009 and 2010, and Best Teacher for Achieving Curriculum Goals.  

Farah Suleiman Alany

Farah Suleiman Alany

Substitute Teacher

More About Ms. Farah

Ms. Farah has a B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education and received specialized training in Phonics Instruction, the KWL Technique, Visual Tools for Teaching Young Children, and Children & Technology. She has organized a number of special learning events  re Adapting Teaching for Children with Special Needs. She has received numerous teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year 2009 and 2010, and Best Teacher for Achieving Curriculum Goals.  

Mehtap Erol

Mehtap Erol

Lead Teacher: Birds

More About Ms. Mehtap

Ms. Mehtap  is from Turkey and speaks Turkish English, and basic German. She always comes up with fun and innovative ideas for projects in our 2.5 year old class and implements them with great patience and skill. Previously she worked as a teacher in the German Embassy of Turkey. She has two certificates in Early Childhood Education and a Social Services Certificate working with youth. She brings a wealth of experience to our center working with children in different capacities.

Nadia Khettab

Nadia Khettab

Assistant Teacher: Sprouts

More About Ms. Nadia

Ms. Nadia is from Morocco and teaches our two year olds. She loves working with children! She has many years of experience in early childhood development and teaching, and speaks three languages: English, Arabic, and French. She studied Biology in college and has an additional  certification in nurse assistant. She enjoys preparing students for their academic career and watching them learn and grow.

Soukina Ounejma

Soukina Ounejma

Operations Manager

More About Ms. Soukina

Soukina oversees our school operations and various programs at COTW. She has extensive experience with customer service and a certificate in Accounting. She previously worked as in the public school system. She is from Morocco and speaks fluent Arabic, French, and English.

Dalia Khairi

Dalia Khairi

Aide

More About Ms. Dalia

Ms. Dalia is originally from Sudan and keeps everyone organized by assisting with mealtimes, cleanup, and diaper duty.

Deeqa Ayanle

Deeqa Ayanle

Aide

More About Ms. Deeqa

Ms. Deeqa is originally from Somalia and keeps everyone organized by assisting with mealtimes, cleanup, and diaper duty.

Ibtissam Lfarh

Ibtissam Lfarh

Lead Teacher: K-12

More About Ms. Ibtissam

Ms. Ibtissam teaches our K-12 students. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and is currently working on her Masters Degree in Education. She has been teaching for five years. She previously worked as an English/Arabic Interpreter and an Arabic tutor. She is originally from Morocco and speaks fluent English, French and Arabic.

Karima Hamdani

Karima Hamdani

Lead Teacher: Sprouts Classroom

More About Ms. Karima

Ms. Karima teaches our 3 year olds. She has been teaching for four years years and is currently working on her Masters Degree. She has an Associates Degree in Childhood Development and a B.A. in Translation. 

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. 

Reem Elsaftawy

Reem Elsaftawy

Lead Teacher (English): Blossoms & Flowers

More About Ms. Reem

Ms. Reem teaches our 4 and 5 year olds and is originally from Egypt. She has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Phonetics & Linguistics. She previously worked as an Instructor and Translator. 

Tasbita Reham

Tasbita Reham

Lead Teacher: K-12 Classroom

More about Ms. Tasbita

Ms. Tasbita is from Bangladash and has M.S. and B.A. Degrees in Economics. She has taught at the University level as well as second grade. She speaks English, Bangla, and Hindi fluently. 

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.  

Sara Sadaoui

Sara Sadaoui

Aide

More About Ms. Sara

Ms. Sara is from Morocco and keeps everyone organized by assisting with mealtimes, cleanup, and diaper duty. 

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Testimonials

What Parents are Saying

This school is wonderful. Do not hesitate to send your kids here. The staff is filled with highly caring individuals and people who you can trust. Communication is excellent with teachers and management. My son has learned a ton just in the past few months from being there! Thank you Children of the World for all you do!

Randa Shakra

My three kids started there this year , and can’t say enough good things about this facility. They are so caring, well organized, they also provide lunch there per your request, and my kids love it. When I go pick them up they always ask me if they can stay a little longer even after a full day. I highly recommend Children of the World, if you’re looking for a quality and caring child care for your kids.

Burcu Ferda

There are SO MANY good things to say about this school. The teachers treat the children like family and take care of of them so well. We switched daycare to come here and finally my children are so happy and my heart is at ease during the day.

Besan Radwan Barnum

FAQ

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: administration@cotwschool.com

School Hours:
M-F: 7am - 7pm
Sun: 10am - 3pm

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.