Daycare Goals

A hands on approach is used to build the foundation of daily skills and new concepts. Children experience a daily assortment of activities including sensory activities, art, educational songs, circle time, outdoor play, group play, imaginative free play and more. The goals for this group are to learn to:

– Recognize colors and shapes, as well as some alphabets and numbers from 1-10

– Develop fine motor and gross motor skills (how to hold a paintbrush/crayon/pencil)

– Strengthen hand/eye coordination

– Learn social skills to be able to play and share with others

– Be interested in learning beginner Surahs

The goal for 2 and 3 year old children is to prepare them for Pre-K in a nurturing environment that fosters the development of independence and critical thinking. The goals for this group are to learn to:

Read their alphabets, begin writing letters, and count from 1-20

– Recognize shapes, colors, sizes, patters, and differences

– Name their body parts and five senses

– Understand parts of a family and components of nature

– Strengthen fine and gross motor skills

– Recite beginner Surahs and some duas

– Develop a level of independence and confidence in feeding, going to the potty, and changing their own clothes

– Sit, listen and be respectful for an appropriate amount of time

– Clean up their space after play

*Please note that children over 3 years old may be placed in the PreK class if it is determined they are ready.

Typical Schedule

7:45.- 8:15 – Arrival

8:15 – 8:45 – Breakfast and Free-Play

8:45 – 9:00 – Clean-up

9:00 – 9:30  – Circle Time

9:30 – 10:00  – Restroom and Snack Time

10:00 – 10:30 – Small Group Project Time (Language Arts, Math, Letter of the week, Letter Association)

10:30 – 10:45 – Clean-Up

10:45 – 11:15 – Outdoor/Indoor Play

11:15 – 11:30 – Restroom and Preparation for Lunch

11:30 – 12:15 – Lunch

12:15-12:30 – Clean-up and wash hands

12:30 – 12:45 – Story Time

12:45-2:30 – Preparation for Nap and Nap time while listening to Quranic audio

2:30- 2:45 – Restroom and Snack Time

2:45 – 3:15 – Music, Movement and Story

3:15 – 4:15 – Outdoor/Indoor Free Play and Station Play

4:15 – 4:45 –  Snack

4:45 – 6:00 – Various activities: coloring, painting, cut and paste


About the Teachers

Sr. Zahra Shokouhi Sizar

Sr. Sizar been working with children for the past 18 years as a daycare provider. She operated her own private daycare for 10 years and worked as a nanny for the Muslim community over the last 4 years.

All three of her children attended MCS since first grade and we have been part of the MCS family for the past 18 years.

She has a passion working with young children as she believes children are the pillars of the future generation and Muslim ummah. She loves caring for their needs and ensuring they are raised with endless love and attention while spending their time with her.

Sr. Farida Khan

With over 26 years experience in early childhood education, I treasure the opportunity to be a part of the foundation of a child’s lifetime quest for knowledge. It is extremely rewarding to see the spark in a child’s eyes when they learn something new. Alhamdulillah for this experience.

I consider learning to be a lifelong adventure that begins from a young age. I believe children learn best in a combination of a play-based and structured classroom environment. I developed my curriculum to allow the students to explore, imagine, create, and build new skills at his/her own pace in a nurturing atmosphere.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and cooking, sewing and gardening.


I am a parent of two children who are enrolled at MCS daycare. I am very impressed with everything here. The classroom is always clean and organized. Sr. Farida does a great job of teaching my kids new topics daily. They are so happy when they see her and when we go home, they can’t wait to go back to school the next day. Even when I struggle as a parent to feed them, their teacher does a great job of feeding them and getting them back on track. Because of the wonderful learning and nurturing environment at MCS daycare, my kids are also kinder and caring with each other.

Thank you,


Enrollment Information

Children from 6 months old to four years old may enroll in the daycare. Children over three may be place in the PreK if it is determined they are ready.

To schedule a visit to the daycare please call 301-340-6715 (main number of daycare) or 301-340-6713 (MCS office) or email The tuition cost can be found by clicking on this link.

Before school care (from 7:30 AM to 8:00 am) and after school care (from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM) is available for an additional $12/hr.