Zaya is proud to announce the launch of Zaya Early Learning Center, the first Waldorf inspired early educational program in the UAE.
Waldorf education (often called Steiner education) was founded by Rudolf Steiner in the early 1900s, and has become increasingly popular over the 20th and 21st centuries, spreading throughout Europe, the USA, the UK and more recently Asia and part of Africa. It is the fastest growing alternative education system in the world, and is widely popular amongst techies and industry parents, who recognize the importance of nurturing the young developing brain and nervous system of a child.
Zaya Early Learning Center
The Zaya Early Learning programs are based on strong community values and parents are encouraged to participate in the various events, lessons and activities that make this program so truly unique.
Class sizes are intimate and the classrooms are filled with warm and natural tones, specifically to capture the nostalgia of the early years in a child’s life. Toys are most often hand crafted and chosen carefully to compliment the child’s natural curiosity and encourage imaginative play.
As the child journeys through the Zaya Early Learning programs, with the nursery ranging from ages 1-3 and the ELC ranging from 3 until 6 years, the students prepare for their school life in a gentle and nurturing environment, ensuring their confidence, creativity and independence are well developed and preparing them for their continued journey into formal education.
Enrichment lessons are a part of the daily life at Zaya Early Learning, and here is why:
Engages the sensory system; encourages healthy eating; enhances fine motor development; introduces children to scientific concepts; teaches responsibility; teaches the importance of nature; teaches patience; reinforces planning and organization skills.
Teaches children appreciation for nature in all environments; encourages an awareness of their environment; encourages exploration; motivates movement and physical activity; encourages an enjoyment for activity away from screens
Reinforces academic concepts; encourages language; teaches rhythm; supports development of balance and coordination; encourages creative expression
Social development; hand eye coordination; fine motor development; cognitive development and reinforcement of academic concepts such as math, encourages language development; provides sensory and hands on application to lessons; teaches patience
For more information on admission and timings, please visit the website:
*Please note that visits to the ELC and Nursery are on appointment basis only.