The first years of school are an exciting and important time in any child’s development. To encourage growth and development at a young age and in line with innovative standards in the sector, ABQ Sohar International School now also offers a dedicated Pre-KG nursery, ABQ Explorer, in Al Tareef.
Humayun Kabir, ABQ Education Group Chief Executive Officer, says, “ABQ is proud to remain one of Oman’s leading education providers with a progressive and connected community of students and educators. Our schools are trusted by thousands of Omani and expatriate families to educate their children and studies show that students who attend high-quality preschool programmes reap benefits that can last through school and their lives.”
ABQ Explorer follows the highly credited, UK-based International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), adapted to the specific needs of students living in Oman. The IEYC is a research-based curriculum recognising global best practices in early childhood education and the developmental needs of 2 to 5-year-olds. The school strives to provide and promote a quality and nurturing environment for the developing young child.
Dederick Swart, principal of ABQ Sohar International School, explains, ‘With this new addition to our School Family, we are able to accommodate children from as young as 18 months. We even offer an extended care option whereby working parents are able to drop off their child earlier and pick them up later than a typical ‘mornings only’ alternative.”
ABQ Explorer aims to create an environment that is beneficial to the growth and development of its youngest students, which is also safe, engaging and fun. The learning spaces promote purposeful exploration and classrooms are equipped with purpose-built furniture, quality equipment and stimulating educational games which aid in the holistic development of all students.
Swart continues, “Our students are supported and extended by dedicated and highly qualified staff who engage with them and ensure they achieve their best. We see ABQ Explorer as a wonderful opportunity to capture the curiosity of young children and instil in them a life-long love for learning.”
ABQ has a long and enviable record of academic success. Their diverse curriculum is shaped to meet individual needs in an environment designed for children to prosper.
With close to 60 years of cumulative school operating experience and 300+ educators, ABQ has a wealth of knowledge and expertise within its group. This has enabled them to become the largest independent school operator in Oman - with 3 schools, 3000+ students, more than 400 staff members and 30 subjects offered.