Join The Forefront Of Early Education

The Center of Excellence was scientifically designed to take the most effective parts of all global frameworks and combine them into the ultimate learning opportunity for young minds.
Happy Staff = Happy Child
Our pre-schools have 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.

At our pre-schools, we believe that happy staff leads to happy children. By creating a supportive and inspiring environment for our team, we ensure that every child receives the highest level of care and nurturing. We understand that the early years are crucial for building a solid foundation for their future, and we take this responsibility seriously.

With the 'Great Place to Work' certification, you can have confidence that our staff is not only motivated and passionate but also fully committed to your child's happiness and development. From their first steps through to their educational journey, we strive to provide a warm, welcoming, and stimulating environment that encourages exploration, curiosity, and a lifelong love of learning.

A woman and two children in a classroom with a great place to work sign.

Designed To Deliver The Best

To give children the best chance in life, it’s essential the first 5 years of their lives are as mentally stimulating as possible. This was the challenge we set ourselves, to create the ultimate learning facility, drawing on the proven best parts of every educational framework. Our team of directors come from a rich background of academic success, they created what we call the ‘Emergent framework’, which is most simply explained as the best parts of every education system combined to ensure your child’s mind is being stimulated across a wide range of areas, not just a narrow focus which is so common in early education.

The quality of our education

Ultimately the Emergent framework creates an environment where children fall in love with learning. This mindset is what sets them up for life, from getting into the best schools, to being able to socially interact with people or cultures, to learning languages and developing into a highly competent and successful member of society. The first 5 years are scientifically shown to be the most important in all developmental years, and at the Center of Excellence, our responsibility is to give your child the best opportunity to form into the best possible version of themselves.

The quality of our education and the outcomes it generates is obvious to see. Book a tour and see for yourself, the children that attend the Center of Excellence walk, talk, and interact with the world differently. Parents are consistently amazed at the growth they see in their children. In very short periods of time their overall skills and abilities transform to all new levels, they explore areas you never considered possible, and continually push the boundaries, not because they ‘have to’, but because a curious mind desires expansion and development. It’s their choice, and COE children love learning.

Center of Excellence’s educational framework

To maximise learning we designed the Center of Excellence from the ground-up. Every aspect of the venue, facilities, food, and provided activities have been planned for optimal learning. We provide a full range of extra-curricular activities. Music, dance, technology, language, sport and so much more. The mind is like a muscle, if you exercise each of the aforementioned areas, they grow stronger and develop. If there’s an area that you don’t exercise, then the brain ‘prunes’ these areas to focus on what is being stimulated. For this reason, it’s important to ensure an early education that’s broadly stimulating at an early age, giving your child the opportunity to try new things, explore new areas, and develop all the skills that will provide them boundless opportunities in their future.

The quality of the Center of Excellence’s educational framework was recognised by The International Baccalaureate which is currently in the process of providing accreditation for COE to become Dubai’s first Early Year qualified IB nursery. The advantage for parents is that this internationally recongised educational qualification allows your child access to the best schools around the world. The education they receive is aligned with global standards for excellence, providing your child an advantage to move globally into the best schooling opportunities.

Through our unique Emergent and EYFS foundation based framework, we exceed the developmental needs of each child at every level.

About The Framework Designer

About The Framework Designer
The principal architect of the Center for Excellence is the acclaimed early education expert Geraldine Hill. Her vision and willingness to question the status quo and push the boundaries of what’s possible in early education have developed the global sensation that is the Center of Excellence and our Emergent educational framework.

Geraldine continues to work with the Center of Excellence. Based in Germany she is at the epicenter of educational research, and interacts with the world’s best minds in this area to continually develop and progress everything we are doing at the Center of Excellence.

Candidate School for

International Baccalaureate

Redwood Early Learning Center of Excellence is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to improving the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC), Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

Mission Statement From The IB

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 be right.

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