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The Learning Tree Kindergarten and Nursery, previously known as The Creative Academy for Kids, was created following the standards set about by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC, the U. S. Department of Education, National Child Day Care Association, and the teaching strategies of The Creative Curriculum, by Diane Trister Dodge, Laura Colker, and Cate Heroman, and the developmental guidelines of POCET, Infant, Toddler and Preschool, Instructional Practices. 

The school was founded in 2008.  The Learning Tree is the creative combination and intertwining of all of the above teaching strategies, standards, curriculum guidelines, and school environmental philosophies as shared by Sandra Al-Ajmi, the Director and Co-Owner.  

Meet the Director:

Our Director - Sandra Al-AjmiI have spent most of my adult life teaching, more than 20  years in Kindergarten,  in Elementary Education, in English, Secondary Education, and  College Level Instruction.  One question that is often asked of me, “What was my favorite group to teach?” I always reply, “Those who enjoy learning, and those who don’t know yet they enjoy learning.” 

I have a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and Administration.  I have been in the Arab/American culture for over 35 years, living and teaching a diverse group of students in a multicultural setting.  And it is these years of working with children of all ages that has made me determined to build and develop a program for children of preschool age that will enable them to be prepared for entry into their elementary school years.  But more importantly, I wanted to foster a love for learning.  I wanted to not only provide young children educational opportunities, but guide them to build knowledge while having fun.  And by doing this, building their self confidence and self reliance.  That is why I have used a creative approach to Preschool and my instructional program.  Our program at The Learning Tree is a careful blend of creative and innovative philosophies and strategies, and organization and structure that I have learned over my many years of teaching.  It is my sincere goal that each and every child reaches their full potential, in a positive and nurturing environment. 

I chose to open a Nursery and Kindergarten in Bahrain because of my own personal interest in Bahrain, and from my deep desire to see quality educational opportunities for my own grandchildren.  I believe that everyone has the right to quality education and no better place to start, than with this critical stage of development, Early Childhood.  It’s never too early to foster a love for learning.

I look forward to meeting you,

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