Our nursery and preschool facilities are designed to create an environment in which learning opportunities are primed. Maple Bear strives to exceed compliance to local regulations in every school and region. Our purpose-built preschool facility in Dubai is licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), while our nursery in Abu Dhabi is also purpose-built in line with Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) requirements.
The Maple Bear curriculum provides clear learning outcomes designed using Canadian early childhood education methodology, to develop well rounded children with effective skill sets for successful lifelong learning. Our preschool curriculum is designed with the whole child in mind, employing a learning through play approach and taking every opportunity to apply each of the senses towards growth in all areas of development.
Along with the English immersion and French language program developed by the Maple Bear Canadian faculty, our students are additionally enriched through the locally developed Arabic curriculum, specialized in line with the emphasis on multilingual literacy of the Maple Bear preschool program.
Our philosophy on early years education centers on building an engaged community around the classroom. Through a mobile application, parents are given direct, round-the-clock insights daily, on what is happening in the classroom. We also work with parents as their partner in early years education, regarding parents and ourselves as the key players in the child's learning ecosystem.
Health and safety are of prime importance in a preschool. Maple Bear facilities utilize state-of-the-art technology such as biometric scanners, CCTV surveillance system, and buzz-in locks across premises, ensuring access to the school and students is strictly monitored. All staff are certified to administer pediatric first aid, and are trained in the implementation of a thorough sanitation policy as well as emergency preparedness measures. In addition, a licensed professional nurse is present on the premises at all times at each branch.
At Maple Bear we believe that every child matters, and that every child has the right to learn and to reach their full potential. Our nurseries have an 'Individual Needs Policy' in place supporting our commitment to providing quality education to children with additional needs. Maple Bear schools in the UAE aims to meet the needs of all children in its care by personalizing learning and providing outstanding care and provision. We are guided by UAE Federal Law (29) 2006 Concerning the Rights of People of Determination. Learning experiences are differentiated enabling access for all.