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


Course Objectives & Outcomes


Learning Skills & Numeracy

Focus on handwriting, picture books, phonics 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 teamwork 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, 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?


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.

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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.

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.

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.  

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.

Rozina Naseem

Rozina Naseem

Teacher: Sprouts

More About Ms.Rozina

Ms. Rozina teaches our 3 year olds in the Sprouts classroom. She has been working in the education department for 6 years. Ms. Rozina has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Political Science. She always exceeds expectations and ensures that the students learn as much as possible. Ms. Rozina also guarantees that the classroom setting is positive and upbeat.

Nada Mostafa

Nada Mostafa

teacher: K-12

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.

Khadijah Karroum

Khadijah Karroum

More About Ms. Khadijah

Ms. Khadijah is from Morocco and will be in our K-12 classroom. Khadijah has a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Trading from Morocco. She loves to read, spend time with family and serve our community. She has been volunteering in the teaching field for both Public and Islamic Schools for the past 12 years.

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 Mostafa

Nada Mostafa

Physical Education 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.

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. 

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.  



What Parents are Saying

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

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

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


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

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.