Early Learning

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ASD’s Early Learning Center is an on-campus, purpose-built, flexible learning environment for PreK, K1, and K2 students.

Early Learning

The Early Learning program at ASD takes a student-centered approach with a focus on inquiry-based learning. In our Reggio Emilia inspired play-based environment, children have authentic opportunities to work, play, socialize, negotiate with others, and make sense of their world. Through inquiry, discovery, exploration, and thoughtful intentional teaching, children will engage in interrelated experiences including math, science, social studies, creative art, language arts, music, movement, and Arabic.

Measuring Success

The early learning experience is formative in providing children the opportunity to begin to develop foundational skills that define themselves and their love for learning. 

Learning at ASD follows Common Core Standards. Teachers facilitate learning in a variety of group settings and strategically contribute to and guide learning based on students’ interests and learning styles.

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Campus Facilities

ASD’s PreK program allows entry for 3-year old learners into an active K-12 community and to benefit from connections to older learners, world-class facilities, and extracurriculars. Our 23-acre campus in Al Barsha includes a sustainable garden, STEAM labs and maker spaces, two libraries, a 630-seat performing arts theatre, covered playgrounds, and extensive athletics facilities that include a climbing wall, tennis courts, and two 25-meter pools.

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Early Learning at the American School of Dubai provides a nurturing community where all children can learn and grow. We celebrate children as strong, capable, competent learners who are full of potential and appreciate and value different family, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

ASD’s PreK curriculum is designed for children who have turned 3 years of age by September 1 of the academic year for which they are applying, and 4 years of age for K1. Non-native English speaking students will be expected to demonstrate an acceptable level of fluency in English to be eligible for admission.