Early Childhood Center

Daycare, Preschool (PreK-3 & 4), and Kindergarten 

Monday-Friday: 7:45 am-3:15 pm


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1400 Wyncrest Drive
Phone: (636) 220-9747



ADS Early Childhood Center Curriculum

The Daily Schedule

  • Allows students to develop Islamic character and practice Muslim etiquette
  • Helps students feel safe and independent
  • Allows children to move from one activity to another easily and confidently
  • Designed to meet students’ needs
  • Activities include active and quiet options, take place in large and small groups, and utilize a mix of individual, teacher-directed and child-directed approaches

Meeting/Large Group

  • Meetings and discussions promote Islamic identity development, social relationships, and language growth
  • Develops listening skills
  • Develops turn taking as they wait their turn to talk and engage in activities
  • Strengthens children’s abilities to solve problems 

Math Games and Manipulative Center

Children Learn:

  • To work with classmates to create ideas and solve problems while utilizing the Muslim attitudes of love and respect for each other
  • To sort, classify, order, number, and more
  • To remember and follow rules of games
  • To develop an understanding of numerical relationships and math symbols
  • To develop fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination 

Reading/Listening Center

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Children Learn:

  • To apply early reading skills and attend to sounds in language
  • To enjoy books through listening and to read books
  • The appropriate use and care of books
  • To increase knowledge, broaden experiences, and generate ideas
  • To enjoy talking and listening with other

Art Center

Children Learn:

  • To explore different media
  • To experiment with a wide variety of materials 
  • To demonstrate and be proud of their creativity
  • To develop fine motor skills
  • To create and explore

Block Play Center

Children Learn:

  • To cooperate and work with Islamic manners
  • To plan and observe changes as they build with materials
  • To develop math skills (i.e. classification, shapes, sizes, order, number, and fractions)
  • To develop science skills (i.e., balance, trial and error, problem-solving)
  • To develop eye-hand coordination and visual perception skills

Science and Sensory Activities

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Children Learn:

  • To understand Allah is the Creator of everything
  • To form predictions
  • To experiment, create, and build with different materials
  • To understand the physical properties of different substances
  • To develop problem-solving and observation skills
  • To develop fine motor skills


Writing Center

Children Learn:

  • To enjoy and share their writing
  • To use and care for writing tools
  • To understand spoken language can be represented by written symbols
  • To represent their thoughts on paper by drawing and writing
  • To practice writing symbols and letters
  • To develop identities as writers and reader 


Dramatic or Pretend Play

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  • Children Learn:
  • To create imaginative adventures
    • To cooperate, negotiate and use Islamic manners as they play together
    • To respect and care for materials
    • To make sense of the world by playing with real items
    • To act out different family and community roles
    • To understand how people are the same and different

    Movement & Physical Development

    Children Learn:

    • To use gross motor skills with purpose and coordination
    • To use fine motor skills with purpose and control
    • To practice healthy and safe behaviors in their environment

    ‘Ibadah (Worship) Center: Islamic Studies & Qur’an

    Children learn:

    • To have an understanding and love for Allah (God
    • To know who is Prophet Muhammed (S) through storytelling activities, teacher`s play, and child`s play
    • To love the Qur`an as the book of Allah
    • To make wudu (ablution) and salah (prayer) and practice it

    Arabic Center

    Children learn:

    • The basics of the Arabic language through games, puzzles, activities, movement
    • To recognize Arabic alphabet letters
    • To identify the Arabic names of shapes, colors, numbers, animals, body parts, etc.
    • To engage in conversation and interactions with common vocabulary and useful phrases
    • To listen to and recite Arabic nasheeds that reinforce Arabic concept
    • To recite Islamic duas in Arabic

    Islamic Nasheeds (Songs)

    Children Learn:

    • To participate in a large group
    • To develop an understanding of poetry by memorizing nursery rhymes
    • To enjoy and memorize Islamic songs that develop character and promote pride in being Muslim