Our Kindergarten program provides quality education for children ages 4-5 who are 5 years old by December 31st of the year they enter the program. We offer both part-time and full-time classes; and use the Alberta curriculum as a base for our unique, Islamically-centered, accelerated academic program. Strong literacy and numeracy skills are introduced to give our students the fundamentals of reading, writing and mathematics before entering Grade One. Our strong Alberta Program of Study curriculum is complemented by additional Arabic and Islamic courses and experiences. Our teachers strongly believe that each child is unique; and therefore we ensure to provide a secure, and stimulating environment which maximizes each child’s potential – emotionally, intellectually, physically, spiritually, creatively and socially.
The Edmonton Islamic Academy Early Childhood Program offers a comprehensive program for preschool and kindergarten children who have been identified with additional needs such as speech and language, occupational therapy, physical therapy and/or educational psychology. The team—teacher, speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and psychologist—address the needs of each individual child and provide the necessary services in cooperation with the parents. Individual Program Plans (IPPs) are provided for each student in the Program Unit Funding (PUF) and mild/moderate learning needs. These programs provide intensive help for each child before entering Grade One.
As part of the Early Childhood Program, Family Oriented Program Sessions (FOPS) are provided for children and their families. FOPS are designed for families to participate in engaging and fun activities that will encourage the development of the children’s speech, language and literacy skills, to foster their emotional and social growth and to improve fine and gross motor skills. Sessions are designed to offer parents support in assisting their child’s developmental and educational needs. When parents take an active role in their child’s learning, they will see great growth in their child’s development.
The Kindergarten Program Statement provides learner expectations in the following areas:
- Early Literacy
- Early Numeracy
- Citizenship and Identity
- Environment and Community Awareness
- Personal and Social Responsibility
- Physical Skills and Well-being
- Creative Expression.
Learner expectations in the early literacy, early numeracy, and citizenship and identity learning areas are the outcomes for Kindergarten in English language arts, mathematics and social studies in the Program of Studies: Elementary Schools.
Learner expectations in the other four learning areas are integrated and focus on the early learning in science, physical education, health and the fine arts.
The expectations of the seven learning areas are interrelated and meet the social, physical, intellectual, cultural, creative and emotional needs of young children. These learning areas describe the learning that young children accomplish not only in the Kindergarten program, but also in their homes and communities. The learning areas provide a transition to the subject area expectations of elementary schooling.
Young children learn in an integrated way, and many of the learning identified in this program statement will be accomplished simultaneously. It is intended that the learner expectations will be integrated through learning activities that are developmentally appropriate for young children.
Education Resource Links
Links to the Kindergarten Program of Studies
KG Islamic Studies
The content provided below has been recorded by Sheikh Ahmed Badawi of Edmonton Islamic Academy.
These surahs are listed in the order which they will be taught to KG students during the full academic year.
Please use these recordings to help support your child's recitation and memorization.
Arabic in Kindergarten
The content provided below is created by the Edmonton Islamic Academy.
We write and publish our very own textbooks. You can use the online version at home with your child through accessing the readers below.