Aga Khan Early
P.O. Box 29507
Tel: +9714 336 7676
Fax: +9714 336 7668
The Aga Khan Education Services, a philanthropic agency, will draw on its own extensive experience in many parts of the world to offer broad, holistic, early childhood education on a secular and non-denominational basis at the highest standards of excellence. The objective is to have a curriculum of proven calibre, taught by competent teachers, to help lay strong foundations for a child’s continuing educational growth."
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Parents as Partners
As children’s first educators, parents are considered to be important partners in the development of positive learning outcomes for their children.
Parents are the first educators of their children. We are aware of the critical role of parents and we listen to their voices in order to understand and follow their children’s learning journey. At the Centre, the educational process involves three equally important elements: children, parents and educators.
Parents are valued and encouraged to be active contributors in their children’s development. We welcome all parents to be part of the Centre by helping in the class or sharing a special ability such as art, craft, music, carpentry, storytelling, etc.
We will communicate regularly with parents regarding the curriculum and centre activities via newsletters, parents’ evenings, display boards, daily diaries and regular emails.
The facilities and the programme welcome and include parents in activities such as parenting workshops and participation in classroom activities.
Recently, parents were offered an insight into the Ages and Stages Developmental Screening tool which staff were trained on and now use periodically to monitor children’s progress with their developmental milestones. Parents were encouraged to use this measure at home in order to support children’s cognitive, social and physical growth. Examples of milestones and the wide range of typical developmental benchmarks were emphasized.
Parents also attended 'Our Preschool in Action" session which informed parents about the preschool learning outcomes which include a range of skills and competencies preparing them for school and a life of learning. The session also provided information on curriculum options and transition considerations for those moving on to school in September.