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

3:00 – 3:15 – Pick-up by parents

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 has 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. Maryam Tajan

*Bio in progress*

Sr. Zahra Nooraddini (substitute teacher)

Sr. Nooraddini has 14 years of experience in caring for and nurturing young children, having worked with them in both at-home and school settings. Since 2009, she has worked alongside different teachers in the daycare and pre-k levels throughout her years at MCS. For the past few years, she has been available on call to serve as a substitute for MCS teachers on leave.

Her daughter attended MCS from 2nd through 12th grade, and their family has been continually involved in the MCS community since 2004.

She believes the first few years of a child’s life play the most essential role in their spiritual and educational development. Her efforts are fueled by the desire to help Muslim children take the initial steps toward connecting with their religious identity and learning about the wonders of the world around them.


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Enrollment Information

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

To schedule a visit to the daycare please call 301-340-6713 (MCS office) or email The tuition cost can be found by clicking here.

If you are ready to enroll, please feel out the Intake Form found here. A check list has also been included below the Intake Form link to ensure you have submitted all required documents/payments in order to receive approval for attendance.