In this “advanced” class for 2.5 year olds, children prepare to transition to the next level by working on developing their tracing skills, participating in circle time, taking turns, respecting class rules and each other.
For our advanced young learners: ages 30-35 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, which are important steps in literacy.
Cognitive & Physical Development
Teachers monitor development per the CDC Developmental Milestones and help foster age-appropriate skill-building.
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 engaging, hands-on activities.
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: 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...
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Our goal is as much individualized attention as possible. For this, we choose quality over quantity and keep our classrooms small.
Classes are filling up fast - don't miss out.
Seeds 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!
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
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.
Assistant Teacher: Birds
More About Ms. Khadija
Ms. Khadija is a creative, fun, and dedicated teacher. She came to us from Morocco and is fluent in Arabic, French, and English. She has a B.A. degree and worked as a teacher's assistant for several years. She focuses on the strengths and developmental opportunities of each of her students, working to meet the unique learning needs of all her pupils.
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.
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.
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.
More About Ms. Dalia
Ms. Dalia is originally from Sudan and keeps everyone organized by assisting with mealtimes, cleanup, and diaper duty.
More About Ms. Deeqa
Ms. Deeqa is originally from Somalia and keeps everyone organized by assisting with mealtimes, cleanup, and diaper duty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assistant Teacher: Birds Classroom
More about Ms. Bouchra
Ms. Bouchra joins us from Morocco. She has an Associate's Degree in French Literature.
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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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.