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A Great Beginning Lasts a Lifetime

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WELCOME TO A GREAT BEGINNINS AT ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL ACADEMY 

Everything we stand for revolves around providing the very best care for your child and value to your family. Here at ARA, we understand just how tough the decision and transition can be to send your child to daycare.

Who is going to look after my child? Will they be safe? What will they do all day? Are they going to be challenged?

These are all questions we have wrestled with as parents. We would like you to consider us as an extension of your home, a caring and nurturing place where your child is intellectually and emotionally stimulated by a dedicated team of staff that are not only early childhood educators but genuinely amazing human beings.

We Strive For Excellence Through Compassion, Care and Commitmment

We take care of the children entrusted to us and our dedicated staff. All are appreciated, and diversity is valued.

We provide exceptional service and are integral to supporting families raising children. 

What We Value

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We maintain the highest standards in care and safety and provide exceptional early years education. 

We provide outstanding value for our families.

A well-designed curriculum is built on the principles of age-appropriateness, play-based learning, individualization, continuity, progression, inclusion, diversity, and collaboration with families.

 

It incorporates activities that cover various domains of learning, promotes hands-on exploration and discovery, respects the unique needs and interests of each child. It also offers a clear progression of skills and knowledge, celebrates diversity, and actively involves families in the learning process.

Our curriculum revolves around creating a stimulating and nurturing environment where children can learn, explore, and develop their skills and knowledge. It involves carefully planned activities that cater to the developmental needs and interests of each child. The curriculum is designed to promote play-based learning, as play is a natural and essential way for children to make sense of the world and develop their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional skills.

Curriculum 

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Infant Program

(6 Weeks - 1 year old)

A safe place for your infant means you feel sound. 

 

Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.

Preschool

3-4 years old

Welcome to preschool, where we get them ready for what comes next … “big kid school!”

This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten! 

Program

Toddler Program

(1-2 years old)

They’re on the move! We have a safe (and fun!) environment for toddlers to explore.

Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. 

Pre-Kindergarten

4-5 years old

 Pre-kindergarten programs provide a structured environment where children can learn and develop important skills before entering formal schooling. These programs focus on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development through various activities such as play, storytelling, art, music, and early literacy and numeracy experiences. Pre-kindergarten aims to prepare children for a successful transition to kindergarten by fostering their overall growth and readiness for formal education.
 

Discovery Preschool

"Potty Training"

(2-3 years old)

Their world is opening up, so we bring a world of learning to them!

This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring their artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn the basic building blocks of how we all work together in a classroom. 

Kindergarten

5 years old

In Kindergarten they learn essential skills such as reading, writing, basic math concepts, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Kindergarten also fosters socialization by encouraging collaboration, communication, and teamwork among students. The curriculum is designed to create a foundation for future academic success and help children transition smoothly into the higher grades.

Meet Our Childcare Director

Ereen Tawfik

Welcome Dear Families, It is with much excitement to introduce myself, Ereen Tawfik as the Director and Head Teacher of Archangel Raphael Academy! I am married and a mom of 3 beautiful girls between the ages of 3 and 9. I have a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree majoring in Psychology and also earning credits in Early Childhood classes. I possess 7 years of childcare development and experience and enjoy working with children and their families immensely. Two of those years, I had the pleasure to work with young babies starting at 6 months olds.

 

I understand that the process of choosing a childcare center can be exciting as well as challenging at the same time. I would love to present you some information about our childcare center to give you a little background and make this process easy on you.

 

Our philosophy starts with the program learn through play which exhibits so many benefits to our little children. It assists them in building relationships with their peers, helping them increase their communication skills, effectively teaching them the ability to problem solve independently, and most importantly teaches the children how to nurture creativity. We believe that our children’s future depends on us, on the early stages of life and their developments. That’s why we take their future very seriously. We care because we value and respect every child.

 

While we practice these techniques, we also treat our children and their families with much love and dignity. We completely understand that every family comes from a diverse background, different beliefs and unique cultures. We absolutely respect each and every family that enters through our doors. Please rest assured that you are in great hands and your children are fully taken care of. Our dedicated, most caring staff and I will always go above and beyond for your children and their needs, and we will always be there for them.

 

Our goal is to get our young children ready to face every challenge they will face in their future.

 

I would like to invite you to tour our facility and meet our awesome staff, to assist you better in making your decision. It would be a great pleasure to have your child join our family!

Warmly,

Ereen Tawfik

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Meet Our Staff

Teaching is a work of heart.

Step into one of our classrooms to see passion in action! Whether they’re cuddling our smallest students or giving big kids room to explore, our teachers know what makes kids tick and learning stick. And our teachers are not only here for the kids—they’re here for you too.

Worried about leaving your little one with someone new? Understandable. Just remember, we don’t hire just anyone for this job—because earning your trust is our priority. We carefully select educators  who are talented and trustworthy, and absolutely love being with kids.

We hire professional kid magnets.

Whether your child is joining us as a baby, a kindergartener, or anywhere in between, their brains are wired for learning. And our teachers have a magical way of unlocking curiosity (and giggles) so a world of learning can unfold.

We’re your parenting partners.

They say “it takes a village” for a reason: Raising a child is hard work. We hope you’ll come to us whenever you need support–—we’re here for you every step of the way.

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There may be no better way to communicate what we do than through images. As you browse our site, take a few moments to let your eyes linger here, and see if you can get a feel for our signature touch.

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