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

Happy Staff = Happy Child
Our pre-school has been awarded the prestigious 'Great Place to Work' certificate based on an extensive survey among all our staff! By fostering a supportive and inspiring environment for our staff, we ensure that your child receives the utmost care and nurturing, setting the stage for their happiness, and solid foundation for the future.

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 Nursery 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

The vision and mission of our Redwood Center of Excellence Nursery aligns with the International Baccalaureate as we move towards shared objectives.

Our vision acknowledges our commitment to developing each learner to be self-assured, resilient and understanding, equipping them to consistently and conscientiously impact society in positive ways.

Our mission encapsulates how we encourage international-mindedness by empowering children to take action and to become lifelong learners through collaboration, inquiry, and critical thinking.

The International Baccalaureate®️ (IB) is more than its educational programmes. At their heart they are motivated by a mission to create a better world through education. They value their hard-earned reputation for quality, for high standards and for pedagogical leadership. They achieve their goals by working with partners and by actively involving their stakeholders, particularly teachers.

They promote intercultural understanding and respect as an essential part of life in the 21st century.

"The International Baccalaureate®️ aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."

IBO's mission statement

A Candidate School For The PYP
Redwood Early Learning Center of Excellence is a candidate school for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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“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
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
Redwood Center of Excellence Nursery 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 Explorers (45 Days -12 months)
First Steps Into A Bigger World
The importance of a child’s first experiences outside home can’t be overestimated. This is when babies form their first impression of the world that shapes them for life.

Our early learning practitioners provide the best care and encouragement for your baby. You can go about your day reassured that your child is being cared for in the same way you would care for them at home.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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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