Who We Are
We are a group of skilled teachers & parents who have teaching experience in private schools, Public schools, Sunday schools, preschool cooperatives, and homeschools.
**Precious Sprouts Of Ann Arbor is an independent non-profit organization not affiliated, run or owned with/by any particular Masjid, individual or community. PSAA is a self-run school with all revenues going back into the school**
To provide a unique environment that allows skilled parents and teachers to work hand in hand to raise and educate children in accordance with Islamic principles
Our name, Precious Sprouts, comes from the notion that children are like seedlings that grow into sprouts and eventually bigger plants with the right amount of nurture and exposure, and they are all precious and dear to our hearts. Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an: “Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches [high] in the sky? It produces its fruit all the time, by permission of its Lord. And Allah presents examples for the people that perhaps they will be reminded.” (Surah 42:24-25)
We believe that children have boundless potential and a natural, instinctive love for learning that is sometimes hindered by traditional schooling. To nurture this inclination we will offer a curriculum that relies on hands-on, exploration-based learning experiences that are tailored to each child’s individual needs and style of learning. We believe that, through constructive play and interactive experiences, children will Insha’Allah reach their full potential.
did Precious Sprouts Of Ann Arbor get started?
In a multi-age classroom students are grouped according to their capabilities rather than their age. The staff at Precious Sprouts has experienced that in the ages ranging from 3 to 6, children have exhibited amazing capabilities. We anticipate that our school will have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 leveled groups. These groups will be assigned a title that allows each student in the group to identify themselves with that group. An example of an assigned title might be the group 'Shining Stars'. This title will function as a positive reminder for the student as to which group he/she is assigned rather than identifying themselves as Pre-k or 1st grade level. Each student progresses on their own continuum of growth; therefore, they move forward once he/she has mastered a certain skill.
Insha'Allah, Precious Sprouts has designed the classroom to involve center based activities with rotation to ensure the students are receiving 'work time' in each center. Students, whose turn it is for center rotation, will initially choose his/her 'work' and rotate accordingly after 15 minutes. Center directed activity will take place with the help of one teacher volunteer and one teacher. At times other than center time, students will be taken aside to work in small groups with their core curriculum teachers.