What is effective School Leadership for supporting Students of Determination in Dubai?

In recent years, there has been a shift from a medical understanding to a social understanding in addressing disabilities. This shift opens up opportunities for promoting learning among students of determination by eliminating environmental barriers. In November 2017, KHDA introduced the Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework to guide Dubai private schools and other educational institutes … Continue reading What is effective School Leadership for supporting Students of Determination in Dubai?

Why is play important to early childhood development?

Children’s work is to play! Play is needed for healthy development. Research shows that 75% of brain development occurs after birth. Play helps with that development by stimulating the brain through the formation of connections between nerve cells. This process helps with the development of fine and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills are actions … Continue reading Why is play important to early childhood development?

What is Early Literacy?

Language and literacy skill development begins at birth though everyday loving interactions with caregivers. Infants and young children hear and see words as caregivers read books, tell stories, sing songs and talk to one another. Caregivers – parents, grandparents, teachers and other adults guiding young children – play a very important role in preparing young … Continue reading What is Early Literacy?

What’s important about Early Childhood Development?

A number of studies on early child development highlight the period from conception to age 8 as the foundational years of physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. Development of these factors in early childhood is simultaneous and interconnected, and highly influenced by the environment and people in the environment.[1] For this reason, early childhood development … Continue reading What’s important about Early Childhood Development?

How do private schools in Dubai build empathy among students?

The Dubai Student Wellbeing Census 2017 revealed that 77% of Dubai’s private school students feel safe while in school. The numbers reported from this census show that close to half of Dubai’s private school student population enrolled in Grades 6-9 (Years 7-10) has been free from physical, social and cyber victimization at school.[1] While this … Continue reading How do private schools in Dubai build empathy among students?

How do relationships affect happiness of Dubai private school students?

A sense of connectedness with others is a fundamental necessity for children which influences their sense of wellbeing. Important connections are formed through a sense of belonging with adults and peers at home, in school and the community. During middle childhood, peer relationships become very important. Children who feel cast out by their peers and … Continue reading How do relationships affect happiness of Dubai private school students?