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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**

Mission Statement

 

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

 

Goals

  • Instill in the children of our community the love of Allah (swt), His Deen and His Messenger (peace be upon  him)

  • Provide Tarbiyah-related resources and support for families.

  • Provide an alternative to public and private school education.

  • Prepare our children to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and leaders.

  

Philosophy
 

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.

Uniqueness
  • Less hours than a regular school, giving children more time to enjoy the beauty of childhood and experience life outside of school.
  • Direct parental involvement in their child(ren)’s education, which also leads to stronger parent-and child bonding.
  • Smaller group, individualized classroom settings that ensure that all needs are met and no one falls through the cracks.
  • Planned for us, by us - us, being parents who care and desire for the best quality education for our children with regards to deen and dunya.
  • A private school quality education at a fraction of the cost.

How did Precious Sprouts Of Ann Arbor get started?

A few of our teachers have been running a small home-based co-op for the past 2 years to teach their children in a group setting. At this co-op, we used play-filled learning activities (as well as movement & songs) to teach our children Arabic, Qur'an, Seerah, Science, Art, and Literacy. As our children are getting older, we've decided that its time to expand and open this opportunity to other children in the community. Alhamdullilah we were offered the opportunity to lease a facility that is the perfect setting to expand our small co-op.

What is a cooperative school?

A cooperative school is a learning environment where parents can become more involved in their child's education by volunteering and actually taking part in some of the teaching activities. This does much more for the parent-child relationship than if a child was sent to a traditional school and spent 8 hours a day, every day, away from his/her parents and the only quality time spent with parents would have to be squeezed into the remaining few hours left in the day. A mother is a child's first teacher from the moment they come into this world and this does not have to change just because a child is old enough to go to school. With a cooperative setting you will know exactly what type of environment your child has while in school and take part in sharing the decision-making processes when it comes to their education.

What if I am not able to volunteer on my specified day?

If you are unable to volunteer on your scheduled date, you are responsible for contacting another parent to switch days with. We encourage you to take volunteering responsibilities very seriously, but understand that sicknesses and emergencies do occur.

What is a multi-age classroom? How will classes be run?

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.