Innovative education for a

future ready child

“According to Centre on the Developing Child of Harvard University, 90% of a child brain's development happens before the age of 5.” Harvard University

Our Approach

Experience The Forefront of Early Education

The Redwood Center of Excellence was built to provide the ultimate early learning opportunity for young minds. Your children are exposed to the pinnacle of early education, a system that combines the best parts of all the leading approaches around the world. The Redwood Center of Excellence is globally recognised and aligned with the Early Years IB framework, giving students greater opportunity to find placement in the world’s best schools.

Giving your child a headstart, we are committed to exceeding the developmental needs of each child at every level through our unique Emergent and EYFS foundation based framework, state-of-the-art learning environment, talented practitioners & inspiring pedagogical center leadership and research development.

Aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB)

Give your child the flexibility to move anywhere in the world with an early years education with the global standard in learning. We are committed to developing lifelong learners and fostering international mindedness through collaboration, inquiry, and critical thinking. Thus the Center of Excellence is a candidate school for IB with the goal of delivering excellence in early education and equipping children to consistently and conscientiously impact society in positive ways.

“The Most Important Period In Life Is Not The Age Of University Studies, But The First One, The Period From Birth To The Age Of Six”
Maria Montessori
Expert Early-Learning Practioners
Specifically Selected Early Years Educators

The best educators form seamless connections with children, helping them to explore the complex world around them with confidence. We hand select the very cream of global educators. This is represented in our parent satisfaction surveys which consistently exceed global comparisons.

Your children’s first 6 years of education are critical. Those that form strong foundations are prepared for a life of learning, self-reliance, and success.

Our educators treat every child as the individual they are. From 1.5 months old to 6 years old, we guide them on the journey that will set them up for life.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Hand-selected educators from around the world
  • Small class size with personalise attention
  • Dedicated Daily Updates About Your Child
Superior Environment
The Future of Learning Facilities

Imagine a place where traditional concepts of childhood education and care are being redefined and transformed. From the second you walk through the doors, you know the Center of Excellence is different.

Our facilities are designed by the best minds in early education. They provide boundless opportunities for children to explore, and interact with their environment, stimulating learning across the full spectrum of stimuli, and finding their own passions.

Children fall in love with the Center of Excellence, often begging parents to stay longer to spend more time with their favorite teachers, and eager to show off with pride their latest achievements.

The photos don’t do it justice. You have to see it with your own eyes. Click the button below and book a tour today!

Daily Child Updates
Daily Teacher Reports Direct To Your Phone

Our teachers send daily updates and photos about your child’s progress directly to your phone. This is to ensure your child gets the best educational experience and we keep you always up-to-date.

You will be informed about every step in their journey. Your child’s education is setting them up for life. Maintaining regular communication allows parents and teachers to educate together, giving the children consistent learning in school & home.

Our parents often tell us about rushing to the phone each day eager to read the update and view the photos. This is the service we promise and we continue to innovate to provide even more.

Healthy & Quality Food
Planned Meals to develop good habits

Our specially designed meal plans support focus and learning. The children eat together, learning from one another to be interested in food and supporting good eating habits.

We all know quality food is essential for growth, and being curious about food is equally important. Children are taught to be willing to experience and be excited about trying new things.

We take a holistic and scientific approach to developing young minds, and in the kitchen this is equally important.

Exploring Together Makes Learning Fun
Afterschool Care Program
Extended Learning Hours Until 6pm

We encourage busy parents to use our afterschool care program, allowing your child to be advancing their development all day, until you are ready to collect them afterwork at 6pm.

The child’s mind is developing over 1 million new neurons every hour. For this reason it’s recommended their minds are continually stimulated to maximise this learning.

It’s no wonder our children are regularly admitted to the best schools. Our team works tirelessly to ensure they are continually learning and adventuring, setting them up for a lifetime of success.

Personalised Attention
Small Classes With Individual Focused

To ensure your child learns in the right way for them, our classes are small and the team personalises their approach to how your child responds best.

Every child is different, and our goal is to get the best out of them by leaning into their unique interests and ways of interacting with the world around them.

Parents rave about the personalised care our team provides to their children. Book a chance to see it for yourself. An early education at The Center For Excellence is the best early start they can have.

Age Groups (45 Days to 6 years)

A Specialised Approach To Every Stage Of Development

The Center of Excellence is set up to ensure your child gets the optimal guidance at each stage of development, using the science of how children develop a well-rounded mind. Simply put, they’ll be learning and growing into their full potential and laying the foundations for future success.

Children at our nurseries learn both academic and vital social skills. Below we’ll walk through how our approach changes at new stage of development.

Explorers (45 Days -12 months)
First steps into a Bigger World

“A baby's brain doubles in size in its first year” Harvard, 2022. The stimulus it receives is critically important in the first 12 months of life. We encourage your child to feel confident to explore, providing them the nurturing care that forms the foundations of early learning.

  • Develop gross and fine motor skills
  • Able to accommodate any meal requirements
  • Natural play materials & a calm environment
  • Daily updates on your child's progress
Thinkers (12-17 Months)
Growing in confidence

“A child’s brain grows to 80% of the size of an adults by age 3” Harvard, 2022. These early years are critical, ensuring they soak up new stimulus.

There is a vital time when toddlers become very interested in their environment. This is when they establish whether the outside world is ‘safe’ or not.

At the Center of Excellence, toddlers learn to explore in an environment where everything is at their scale and safe for them to touch. This helps your child grow in independence and confidence.

  • Learn to crawl, stand and walk
  • Interact with other toddlers in a safe & fun environment
  • Develop verbal skills: native English, French & classical Arabic
  • Modelling of responsibility & respect
Investigators (18 Months - 2 Years)
Interaction With The Real World

Young children naturally reach out for interaction through babbling, facial expressions, and gestures, and adults respond with the same kind of vocalizing and gesturing back at them. This back-and-forth process is fundamental to the wiring of the brain, especially in the earliest years." Harvard, 2022

Children at this age are eager to engage in real-life situations, routines, and rituals. Through positive interactions with our early learning practitioners, we help our children understand the “what,” “why” and “how” of the world around them. As a result, their sensory development develops much faster.

  • Show first signs of emotional intelligence & empathy
  • Able to use basic logic & problem-solving skills
  • Hands-on activities to build sensory development
  • Cultivate self-esteem
Communicators (2-3 years)
Exploration & discovery

“By age 3, your child’s brain has developed over 100 Trillion new neurons” (Harvard, 2022). This is the key period for growth, ensuring their attention and interest are developed in these critical years.

At this age, our children begin to learn writing & counting using concrete forms. This leads to deep integration of this knowledge and a solid base to grow from.

  • First steps into reading & writing
  • Support in creating a positive self-image
  • Learn courtesy and empathy through modelling
  • Child-led learning for maximum growth
Leaders (3-4 Years)
Resilience & Getting ready for school

“This is the age where your child’s brain fine tunes itself” (Harvard, 2022). Primary senses like touch, vision & motor skills are nearly fully developed. This is where we seed children with a lifelong love of knowledge and confidence in their ability to learn.

Our approach for this age includes reading, writing, creative play, and cooperation. Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace, which builds their independence & resilience.

  • Learn emotional intelligence & life skills
  • Tools for cooperation & problem solving
  • Development of math, reading & writing
  • Multi-lingual learning from fluent native speakers
Pioneers (4-6 years)
Lay the foundations for academic success

“Positive association with learning is the key focus for these final preparatory years before primary school” (Harvard, 2022). This is where we develop their love of learning, setting them up for success in the school system.

We offer a KHDA approved advanced Montessori programme. Our students are frequently enrolled in the top schools in UAE & abroad, since they are already reading & doing foundational maths as they’re ready to enter school.

  • Integrated literacy & foundational maths
  • Learn a growth mindset through Montessori methods
  • Gain good learning habits & a postive self image
  • Cooperation & leadership modelled in mixed-age classes
World-Class Early Education Where Children Thrive
Parent Guide & Information
Parent Guidance To Maximise Learning
The relationship between teachers and parents is critical in the first 6 years of your child’s life. At this time they are learning more than at any other.

At the Center of Excellence, we work with parents as our partners in educational excellence. The communication flows both ways, helping us to work as a team to give your child the best education possible.

Parents are encouraged to share their child’s observations and to look at their child’s portfolio as parental involvement is beneficial to children’s learning and development of self-esteem.

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